Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and South Ostrobothnia
On this website, you will find information about immigration, integration and refugee reception in the regions of Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and South Ostrobothnia. The statistics presented are mostly based on the 2017 statistics produced by Statistics Finland.
At the end of 2017, a total of 14,011 foreign citizens lived in in the extended area of the ELY Centres for Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia; young adults aged 20 to 39 being the largest age group. However, a more accurate indicator of the number of immigrants is the number of foreign-language speakers, since some immigrants have Finnish citizenship. There were 17,678 foreign-language speakers in the extended area of the ELY Centres.
The content of the site was produced by Maarit Ojala, the coordinator for Ostrobothnia and South Ostrobothnia of the Good Path, a sub-project of the At Home in Finland project.