The connection between migration and regional structure in Finland around 1990 - a GIS viewpoint

  • Jarkko Kauppinen
  • Elli Heikkilä
  • Jarmo Rusanen
  • Arvo Naukkarinen
  • Toivo Muilu
Keywords: Geographic information Systems (GIS), migration, regional structure

Abstract

The connection between migration and regional structure in Finland in the early 19905 is discussed on the basis of Geographic Irformation Systems (GIS) data from Statistics Finland, compiled for map coordinate grid cells of 1 x 1 km. The results indicate that data of this kind enable a more detailed typology to be drawn up for migration. At the regional level, this allows the defining of places of "passing through '' which gain population from other local government districts but lose population through migration within their own district. The connection between migration and regional structure is manifested in the fact that flows both between and within local government districts mainly involve the more urbanised population centres and areas with: high levels of unemployment.

Section
Articles
Published
Jan 1, 2000
How to Cite
Kauppinen, J., Heikkilä, E., Rusanen, J., Naukkarinen, A., & Muilu, T. (2000). The connection between migration and regional structure in Finland around 1990 - a GIS viewpoint. Finnish Yearbook of Population Research, 36, 163-178. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/fypr/article/view/44952