Published: 22 April 2010

Migration lower than one year before

According to Statistics Finland, 26,700 persons immigrated to Finland from foreign countries during 2009. The number is 2,400 lower than one year before. Emigration from Finland also decreased slightly and was 12,150 persons. During 2009 net immigration numbered 14,550 persons, which is one thousand down on the year before. Net immigration by foreign citizens contracted by 1,350 persons.

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2009

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2009

Fewer people moved to Finland from other EU countries than one year before. Immigration from EU countries last contracted 12 years ago. Emigration from Finland into EU countries fell only a little. Emigration from Finland into other EU countries has remained stable during the past few years. In 2009 Finland had a migration gain of 4,300 persons from EU countries. Finland’s migration gain from other EU countries was lower than one year earlier for the first time in the 2000s.

The number of intermunicipal migrations was 269,800 in 2008, which is 4,900 less than in 2008. The number of migrations between regions was 121,800 and it fell by 5,950. Migration inside regions increased by 1,050. When looking at migration inside the country, the migration gain of the region of Uusimaa (2,150 persons) was the largest and that of the region of Pirkanmaa the second largest (1,700 persons). Relative to population, migration gain was the biggest in Pirkanmaa and Kanta-Häme. The most population in migration inside the country was lost by the regions of Lapland (800) and North Ostrobothnia (650). Kainuu and Lapland suffered the largest migration losses relative to the size of the population. In 2009, intramunicipal migrations numbered 571,100, which is 10,100 (2%) fewer than in 2008.

Migration 2000-2009

Year Type
Intermunicipal in-migration Intramunicipal migration Immigration Emigration Net migration
2000 243,472 544,252 16,895 14,311 2,584
2001 264,468 594,130 18,955 13,153 5,802
2002 256,810 577,460 18,113 12,891 5,222
2003 255,987 593,104 17,838 12,083 5,755
2004 265,669 598,982 20,333 13,656 6,677
2005 275,208 616,761 21,355 12,369 8,986
2006 272,791 592,775 22,451 12,107 10,344
2007 279,376 588,894 26,029 12,443 13,586
2008 269,032 561,041 29,114 13,657 15,457
2009 264,144 571,119 26,699 12,151 14,548
  • The regional division in all years is the one valid on 1 January 2010.

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari (09) 1734 3401, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 22.4.2010

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.7.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/muutl/2009/muutl_2009_2010-04-22_tie_001_en.html

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