Official Statistics of Finland


Producer: Statistics Finland

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Immigration rose to a new record level in 2016
17 May 2017
According to Statistics Finland, 34,905 persons moved to Finland in 2016, which was 21 per cent more than one year earlier. The number of immigrants exceeded the record of 2013 by nearly 3,000 immigrants. Emigration also increased from the previous year, but clearly less than immigration. A total of 18,082 persons moved abroad from Finland, 11 per cent more than in the year before. The migration gain for Finland grew to 16,823 persons from the previous year's 12,441.

Next release:
18 Dec 2017

Description: The statistics on migration describe the moving of individual persons. The statistics differentiate moves across the Finnish territorial boundaries, that is, immigration and emigration, and internal moves within the country, which are further classified into moves between and within municipalities. In migration statistics, data are compiled by the age, gender, marital status, native language, country of birth, and region of arrival and departure of migrants. A person may appear in one year’s statistics several times because the statistical unit is move.
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Keywords: emigration, emigration and immigration, immigration, increase of population, intermunicipal migration, internal migration, intramunicipal migration, migration, population, population changes, vital statistics.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 11.12.2017].
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