XXX Analysis: Reasonably priced Helsinki Region North succeeds in migration

The ten neighbouring municipalities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa in Finland (KUUMA municipalities) are major winners in terms of migration. KUUMA actually however receives a double advantage here: as well as receiving a surplus in migration terms they also benefit from the structure of movers. On the basis of the conducted migration analysis, two overall conclusions may be drawn: firstly, KUUMA municipalities are one of the most attractive regions in terms of migration. Secondly, there was a major shift in values from the desire for spacious living and housing seen as ideal in the early 2000s towards higher density urban structures and better services in the 2010s. The KUUMA region consists of 10 municipalities: Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Sipoo, Tuusula and Vihti, with a total population of ca. 320 000. The region is the second largest in Finland by population after Helsinki. As a result of intense cooperation, the strategic weight of the region is increasingly important. The results for KUUMA region are drawn from the migration analysis produced by MDI. The study focused on a quantitative migration analysis as well as on a qualitative analysis on the structure of movers. The qualitative analysis examined the individual, social, and economic attributes of the people moving in and out of the region.