Residents of Helsinki are again having children at the same pace as they did in the 1990s.
Coupled with a slight decline in the death rate, this means that natural population increase in Helsinki has been more than 1,500 a year in recent years.
The boom is directly reflected in a rising demand for daycare services and schools.
The number of children of daycare age is expected to increase by 900 a year, and growth is set to continue through the 2020s.
A fresh demographic forecast indicates that there will be a surge in the number of school-age children as of 2013.
Helsinki’s population pyramid is swelling even more at the other end of the age scale.
According to the forecast, by the beginning of the next decade there will be more than 25,000 more senior citizens over the age of 65 in Helsinki than there are now.