Published: 29 May 2015

Immigration gain decreased from one year earlier

According to Statistics Finland, 15,490 persons emigrated from Finland to foreign countries during 2014. The figure is 1,590 higher than one year before. Immigration from abroad to Finland decreased by 430 persons and amounted to 31,510. During 2014, net immigration totalled 16,020 persons, which is 2,030 down on the year before. Net immigration by foreign citizens decreased somewhat, by 1,480 persons.

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2014

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992–2014

Last year, 10,110 persons moved from Finland to other EU countries. Emigration to the EU countries was 1,290 persons up on the year before. Immigration from the EU countries to Finland decreased by 820 persons and amounted to 15,380. In 2014, Finland had a migration gain of 5,270 persons from the EU countries. Finland’s migration gain from the EU countries was clearly lower than in the previous year.

In 2014, the number of intermunicipal migrations totalled 268,910, which was 1,970 more than in 2013. The number of migrations between regions was 125,640 and it grew by 2,300. Migration inside regions decreased by 6 480 migrations. In 2014, intramunicipal migrations numbered 570,670, which is 6,200 fewer than in 2013.

When looking at migration inside the country, the region of Uusimaa had the largest and the region of Pirkanmaa the second largest migration gain. In Uusimaa, the gain amounted to 4,800 and in Pirkanmaa to 1,760 persons. Migration gain relative to the population in Mainland Finland was the largest in Pirkanmaa, where the relative migration gain was four per mille. The relative migration gain in Uusimaa was only slightly lower than in Pirkanmaa. The region having suffered the largest population loss in migration inside the country was Kymenlaakso, where the migration loss was 1,010 persons. Kainuu had the largest relative migration loss of eight per mille. Relative migration loss was the second largest in Kymenlaakso. Fourteen regions suffered migration loss in intramunicipal migration.

No region suffered migration loss in migration between foreign countries. The number of regions with migration loss drops clearly when net international migration is taken into consideration. The sum of net immigration and net emigration was negative in only six regions.

Internal migration and in- and out-migration 2000–2014

Year 1) Type of migration
Intermunicipal Intramunicipal Immigration  Emigration  Net migration
2000 238 586 549 138 16 895 14 311 2 584
2001 259 059 599 539 18 955 13 153 5 802
2002 251 477 582 793 18 113 12 891 5 222
2003 250 549 598 542 17 838 12 083 5 755
2004 260 012 604 639 20 333 13 656 6 677
2005 269 257 622 712 21 355 12 369 8 986
2006 266 795 598 771 22 451 12 107 10 344
2007 273 546 594 724 26 029 12 443 13 586
2008 263 626 566 447 29 114 13 657 15 457
2009 258 707 576 556 26 699 12 151 14 548
2010 265 730 573 955 25 636 11 905 13 731
2011 276 173 599 504 29 481 12 660 16 821
2012 275 735 594 078 31 278 13 845 17 433
2013 266 939 576 865 31 941 13 893 18 048
2014 268 909 570 665 31 507 15 486 16 021
1) The regional division in all years is the one valid on 1 January 2015.

Source: Population and Justice Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari 029 551 3401, info@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 29.5.2015

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.2.2018].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/muutl/2014/muutl_2014_2015-05-29_tie_001_en.html

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