Net migration between the region and the rest of Finland

Last updated 27/03/2018 - 10:34

Migration gain in the region from elsewhere in Finland decreased in 2018

Migration gain to the Helsinki region from other parts of Finland grew from the previous year by 80 people in October–December and totalled 1,800 people. 

At the end of the year, Helsinki’s migration gain from other parts of Finland was 930 people, Espoo’s 485, Vantaa’s 335 and KUUMA municipalities’ 40 people. Compared to the previous year, net migration decreased in Helsinki and increased in Espoo and Vantaa.

Migration gain in the Helsinki region from elsewhere in Finland decreased by 700 people (8 per cent) in 2018 compared to the year before. Migration gain shrank in Helsinki and Espoo, while Vantaa’s grew by a third.

However, migration gain has been greater only in the late 1990s. The KUUMA municipalities have been losing residents to municipalities outside the region throughout the 2000s, although migration loss has decreased in recent years and in 2017–2018, the area had migration loss only during the third quarter.