Net migration between the region and the rest of Finland

Last updated 19/03/2021 - 08:51

Migration gain in the Helsinki region from elsewhere in Finland decreased

In October–December, the Helsinki region had a migration loss of 14 people to the rest of Finland. In the corresponding quarter of the previous year, there was a migration gain of 2,200 people. Almost 6,900 people moved to the Helsinki region from other parts of Finland and approximately as many moved away. Immigration decreased by 550 people and emigration increased by as much as 1,700 people from the fourth quarter of the previous year.

The migration gain in October–December from Finland outside of the region was 190 people for Helsinki and 120 people for Espoo, while for Vantaa net migration sunk slightly below zero. Migration gain in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area decreased by as much as 80 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of the previous year. The KUUMA municipalities had a migration loss of 360 people to areas outside the region.

Overall migration gain in the Helsinki region from elsewhere in Finland decreased by 6,400 people (-77 per cent) in 2020 compared to the previous year. Helsinki Metropolitan Area migration gain decreased by 5,300 people (-60%) and the migration loss from the KUUMA municipalities to outside the region tripled compared with the previous year.

In 2020, the Helsinki region lost a total of 400 Finnish nationals to areas outside the region, whereas in the previous year there was a migration gain of 5,400 people. The difference is explained by a considerably increased number of emigrants as well as by the decrease in the number of immigrants. The migration gain of foreign nationals from other parts of Finland was 2,200 people, which is also somewhat lower than the previous year.