Vantaa in brief

Vantaa is the fourth biggest city in Finland with more than 214,000 inhabitants. Less than 20% of Vantaa residents are under 16 years old, while 14.8% are aged 64 or over. Every tenth Vantaa resident is a foreign national, and—besides Finnish and Swedish—more than a hundred other languages are spoken in the city. There are 106,420 jobs in Vantaa, and the city’s self-sufficiency in employment is 105%. Most jobs are in wholesale and retail, transportation, storage, and industry.

Area (Jan. 1, 2016)

Total 240,34 km2
Land area 238,36 km2
Water area 1,98 km2
Residents/km2 900

Population structure (Jan. 1, 2016)

Number of inhabitants 214 605
Women 51 %
0–6-year-olds 8,7 %
7-15-year-olds 10,4 %
16-64-year-olds 66,0 %
65+- year-olds 14,8 %

Language and nationality (Jan. 1, 2016)

Finnish-language speakers 81,9 %
Swedish-language speakers 2,6 %
Foreign-language speakers 15,4 %
Foreign nationals 10,0 %

Labor market and economy

Jobs (Dec. 31, 2013) 106 420
Self-sufficiency in employment (Dec. 31, 2013) 105,8 %
Unemployment rate (Dec. 31, 2013) 10,3 %
Tax rate (2016) 19,00 %

Housing production in 2015

Housing units, total 2629
- of which small houses 16,2 %
- of which owner-occupied accommodation 54,6 %

From parish to city

  • Helsinge Parish became Helsinki Rural District in 1865 and a township in 1972. Vantaa became a city in 1974.
  • Vantaa District map

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Further information