MDI evaluated the realisation of the population projection in the Helsinki-Uusimaa land use plan 2050, for Helsinki-Uusimaa regional council. The assessment concluded that all aspects associated with population growth have been positive and that growth has been more rapid than expected. The main reason for this is the continuing positive net migration flow from the rest of Finland. Despite this significant increase in total population, differences within the Helsinki-Uusimaa region itself are notable. The region is not benefiting uniformly.
The assessment evaluated the likelihood of five different population projections which were originally made in 2017. The main conclusion is that the strong centralising growth -scenario is the most likely to happen. During the first two decades of the 21st century, the Helsinki-Uusimaa region has grown three times as fast as the country as a whole.
The composition of the internal migration flow has been optimal for the Helsinki-Uusimaa region which is a net winner in terms of the migration of the young, young adults, the employed and the highly educated. This in turn creates a positive multiplier effect in term of the region’s demographic structure.
The whole assessment: https://www.uudenmaanliitto.fi/files/23298/Vaestoprojektion_toteutumisen_arviointi.pdf