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Published: 23 May 2008

Record immigration and migration gain in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, 26,050 persons immigrated to Finland from foreign countries during 2007. The number is 3,600 persons more than in the previous year and the highest during Finnish independence. Emigration from Finland increased slightly and was 12,450 persons. During 2007 net immigration numbered 13,600 persons, which is the highest number in the post-war period.

During the past seven years immigration into Finland from other EU countries has been higher than emigration from Finland to other EU countries. In 2007 Finland had a migration gain of 4,400 persons from EU countries. Immigration into Finland from other EU countries has been growing since 1997. Emigration from Finland into other EU countries has remained stable during the past few years.

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992-2007

Migration between Finland and other EU countries 1992-2007

In 2007 the number of intermunicipal migrations was 293,200, which is 6,700 more than in 2006. The number of migrations inside regions increased by 3,850 and that of migration between regions by 2,850. When looking at migration inside the country, the migration gain of the region of Pirkanmaa (2,350 persons) was the biggest and that of the region of Uusimaa the second biggest (2,300 persons). Relative to population, migration gain was the biggest in Kanta-Häme. The most population in migration inside the country was lost by the regions of Etelä-Savo (1,250) and Lapland (950). The migration losses of Kainuu and Etelä-Savo were relatively the biggest. Intramunicipal migrations in 2007 numbered 575,050, which is 4,000 fewer than in 2006.

Migration and intermunicipal and intramunicipal migration in 1995-2007

Year Intermunicipal
in-migration
Intramunicipal
migration
Immigration Emigration Net migration
1995 208 888 492 725 12 222 8 957 3 265
1996 228 471 530 852 13 294 10 587 2 707
1997 233 715 527 668 13 564 9 854 3 710
1998 250 350 562 293 14 192 10 817 3 375
1999 253 730 552 984 14 744 11 966 2 778
2000 255 364 532 360 16 895 14 311 2 584
2001 277 152 581 446 18 955 13 153 5 802
2002 269 072 565 198 18 113 12 891 5 222
2003 268 556 580 535 17 838 12 083 5 755
2004 278 815 585 836 20 333 13 656 6 677
2005 288 958 603 011 21 355 12 369 8 986
2006 286 506 579 060 22 451 12 107 10 344
2007 293 204 575 066 26 029 12 443 13 586
  • The regions and concepts are based in all years on the regional division of 1 January 2008.

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 23.5.2008

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Migration [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6782. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 30.6.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/muutl/2007/muutl_2007_2008-05-23_tie_001_en.html