Centres for economic development, transport and the environment (ELY Centres) 2020


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    • Centres for economic development, transport and the environment (ELY Centres) 2020
    • The purpose of regional classifications used in statistics is to describe regional variations of various phenomena and regional structure. As most regional classifications, the division into Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres) are based on the administrative regional division. The ELY centres are government organs and perform the enforcement and development tasks of former employment and economic development centres, regional environmental centres, road districts and State Provincial Offices.

      The division of ELY centres is used in demographic special surveys, for instance.

      The division of ELY centres is used in demographic special surveys, for instance.

    • The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) became effective as of 1 January 2010. They comprise of regions and combinations of regions. The centres are government organs and perform the enforcement and development tasks of former employment and economic development centres, regional environmental centres, road districts and state provincial offices.

      The areas of responsibility for the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment are business and industry, labour force, competence and cultural activities, transport and infrastructure, and environment and natural resources.

      The ELY centre classification comprises 15 ELY centres and Åland. Åland does not officially form an ELY centre, but it is included in this classification due to the regional coverage of the classification.

    • No changes as of 1 January 2020

      No changes as of 1 January 2019

      1.1.2016
      Vaala (785) moved from the region of Kainuu to the region of North Ostrobothnia and thus, from the Kainuu ELY Centre (14) to the North Ostrobothnia ELY centre (13).

      1.1.2015
      The Swedish abbreviation of the ELY Centre changed into NTM-centralen. The previous abbreviation was ELY-centralen.

    • The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY centres) are a classification compiled for national needs.

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