Regional population change 2010-2016

Population change by main components 2010-2016 on regional level

Migration flows are of growing interest in the Nordic Region due to both unprecedented in-flows of migrants, and depopulation in many rural areas.

All regions in Denmark, Sweden and Denmark have experienced population increase, largely due to in-migration. In Iceland, natural change appears to be a stronger driver of population increase in several regions, though in the capital region and the Eastern Region (Austurland) in-migration is also contributing. At the regional level, Finland appears to be the only country dramatically affected by population decline.