Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:26
Population growth in the Helsinki region still rapid
According to preliminary data, the population of the Helsinki region was approximately 1,516,000 at the end of March. The population in the region grew by 4,010 persons in January–March, which was 315 more than the population growth during the same period in the previous year. The growth is faster than the average for the decade. Over half of the growth was due to migration gain from abroad.
The number of children born increased and deaths decreased in comparison to the same period of the previous year. In January–March 3,711 children were born, which is 373 more than in early 2019. The natural population growth of the Helsinki region doubled from the previous year and was now 1,037 people. The birth rate grew the most in Helsinki, at approximately 14 per cent when Espoo saw a growth of 3 per cent.
The population growth in Helsinki and the KUUMA municipalities intensified in January–March in comparison to the same period in the year before. The population of Helsinki grew by over 1,000 people and that of KUUMA municipalities by 900 people. The population growth in Vantaa slowed down but remained still considerably high at 1,270 people. The first quarter population growth of Espoo dropped by approximately 40 per cent from the year before to 790 people.