Published: 29 April 2011

Immigration lower than one year before

According to Statistics Finland, 25,650 persons immigrated to Finland from foreign countries during 2010. The number is 1,050 lower than one year before. Emigration from Finland also decreased slightly and was 11,900 persons. During 2010, net immigration totalled 13,750 persons, which is 800 down on the year before. Net immigration by foreign citizens contracted very little, or by 150 persons.

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2010

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2010

Last year, 12,200 persons immigrated to Finland from the EU countries. Immigration from the EU countries was 450 persons down on the year before. Emigration from Finland to the EU countries contracted by 500 persons. The figure on emigration from Finland to the EU countries was the lowest in twelve years. In 2010, Finland had a migration gain of 4,350 persons from the EU countries. Finland’s migration gain from the EU countries was fractionally up on the previous year.

In 2010, intermunicipal migrations numbered 270,688, which is 7,050 more than in 2009. The number of migrations between regions was 121,950 and increased by 4,400. Migrations inside regions increased by 2,650. When looking at migration inside the country, the region of Uusimaa had the largest migration gain (1,900 persons) and the region of Pirkanmaa the second largest (1,600 persons). Relative to population, migration gain was the highest (0.3%) in Kanta-Häme and Pirkanmaa. The highest numbers of population were lost in migration inside the country by the regions of Lapland (950) and Kainuu (600). Kainuu suffered the largest migration loss relative to population (0.7%) and Lapland the second largest (0.5%). During 2010, intramunicipal migrations numbered 558,997, which is 2,600 (0.5%) down on 2009. Kainuu and Lapland suffered the largest migration losses relative to the size of the population.

Migration 2000–2010

Year      Type
Intermunicipal Intramunicipal migration Immigration Emigration Net migration
2000 243,034 544,690 16,895 14,311 2,584
2001 263,989 594,609 18,955 13,153 5,802
2002 256,382 577,888 18,113 12,891 5,222
2003 255,502 593,589 17,838 12,083 5,755
2004 265,157 599,494 20,333 13,656 6,677
2005 274,642 614,507 21,355 12,369 8,986
2006 272,280 593,286 22,451 12,107 10,344
2007 278,907 589,363 26,029 12,443 13,586
2008 268,524 547,973 29,114 13,657 15,457
2009 263,646 571,617 26,699 12,151 14,548
2010 270,688 568,997 25,636 11,905 13,731
  • The regional division in all years is the one valid on 1 January 2011.

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 29.4.2011

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 19.8.2018].
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