Finnish population

POSTED: October 26, 2018

YLE online notes that

The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift.
Quoting figures from Statistics Finland, the paper notes that people born in 1948 have lost their position as the largest single age group in the country, a status held for the past 22 years.

They have now been replaced by people born in 1963, all 75,223 of them. There are only a few hundred more 55 year-olds than 70 year-olds, but that’s enough to give them first ranking.

At the end of September, Finland’s population stood at 5,520,535.

Now we know.


According to YLE on November 1st

31,797 persons moved to Finland in 2017, which was some 3,100 fewer than the previous year. Meanwhile nearly 17,000 people left the country in 2017, or six percent more than the year before, according to Statistics Finland.

Seventy-five percent of newcomers were foreign citizens — mostly from outside the EU — while 60 percent of emigrants were Finnish nationals. Most new arrivals hailed from Iraq (2,369 people), Syria (1,422), and Russia (1,420).

Immigration from EU countries to Finland went down by 721 people from the previous year, reaching 12,192 in 2017.

The state number cruncher reports that emigration to EU countries has steadied, with 11,617 people leaving Finland for other EU member states, which is just 189 persons fewer than the year before.

The southern regions of Uusimaa and Pirkanmaa attracted the most new residents, while Kymenlaakso in the south-east had the largest relative migration loss, according to the statistics agency.

The global shuffle continues apace…