Commuting to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
The practice of commuting to work in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area has increased rapidly in recent years. The Helsinki Metropolitan Area commuting zone already extends to a radius of about two hundred kilometres from the centre of the region. HSY (formerly YTV) compiles an annual review of commuting into the Helsinki Metropolitan Area based on the latest statistics broken down by municipalities. The information is based on employment statistics prepared by Statistics Finland.
Commuting to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, end of 2007 (jpg, 523 kb)
Commuting from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, end of 2007 (jpg, 460 kb)
HSY also monitors changes in commuting patterns based on the Labour force survey. The data for this survey are based on sampling, and therefore cannot be analysed to yield findings by individual municipality. The commuting figures obtained from employment statistics and the Labour force survey diverge slightly, as can be seen in the latter diagram on this page.
For further details please contact:
Special Adviser Arja Salmi
tel. +358 9 15611 (switchboard)
Changes in population, jobs and commuting, 1997–2010
Source: Statistics Finland, sample-based Labour force survey (sliding annual averages 1997–2009 and first quarter situation in 2010), and preliminary data on population changes.
* first quarter situation in 2010
** long distance commuting = commuters outside the Helsinki Region
Commuting to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area according to various data sources*
*) Employment statistics always refer to the end of year situation. The latest data are from 31 December 2007. Quarterly sliding averages from sample-based Labour force survey are shown for each year. Both data series by Statistics Finland.