Helsinki’s population approaching 600,000
In 2011, the population of Helsinki increased by 6,835 individuals.
At the turn of the year, there were 595,384 people living permanently in the Finnish capital, suggesting that if things continue as they are, the 600,000 mark will be surpassed in the course of this year.
In relative terms, the districts of Santahamina and Tuomarinkartano have the highest number of under school-age children.
The pro rata number of primary-school-age children is highest in the districts of Landbo and Karhusaari.
The over-65-year-olds are more evenly distributed throughout the area.
The districts with the highest percentage of old-age residents were Vanha Munkkiniemi, Tammisalo, Kaivopuisto, Kontula, Pihlajisto, Puotinharju, and Maunula.
City of Helsinki Urban Facts