Population forecast for 10 urban areas in Finland

At the end of 2018, Statistics Finland published a new population forecast according to which Finland’s population will begin to decline by the turn of the 2030s. The reason for this is the sharp decline in the birth rate during the current decade. Statistics Finland did not publish a municipal or regional forecast. Its most recent municipal projection for 2015 was a product of its time and it is now accepted that it is based on a birth rate projection which is too high.