In 2019, a total of 7,663 people moved from abroad to Helsinki. 5,624 of them, that is 73 per cent, had a foreign mother tongue. Of the 4,746 people who moved abroad from Helsinki, 2,426 i.e. 51 per cent had a foreign mother tongue. Thus, the international migration gain of people with a foreign mother tongue was 3,198 people. The net international migration gain was higher than earlier. The number of emigrants was lower than the previous year. The international migration gain of foreign nationals was 3,453 people.
Those moving to Helsinki from the rest of Finland in 2019 amounted to 35,007 people and 6,742 i.e. 19 per cent of them had a foreign mother tongue. Those moving from Helsinki to the rest of Finland numbered 33,281, of whom 6,890 i.e. 21 per cent had a foreign mother tongue. The net migration loss of population with a foreign mother tongue was 148 people. This was significantly lower than the migration gain the previous year. The migration loss of foreign nationals was 208 people.
In the internal migration within the Helsinki Region, Helsinki had a net migration loss of 1 684 residents with a foreign mother tongue in 2019. This was more than before. By comparison, the migration-related loss of domestic-mother-tongue residents to the rest of the Helsinki Region was 2 140 residents.