Vantaa in brief

Vantaa is the fourth biggest city in Finland with more than 219,000 inhabitants. Less than 20% of Vantaa residents are under 16 years old, while 15% 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 107,332 jobs in Vantaa, and the city’s self-sufficiency in employment is 108%. Most jobs are in wholesale and retail, transportation, storage, and industry.

Area (Jan. 1, 2017)

Total 240,34 km2
Land area 238,37 km2
Water area 1,97 km2
Residents/km2 920

Population structure (Jan. 1, 2017)

Number of inhabitants 219 341
Women 51 %
0–6-year-olds 8,6 %
7-15-year-olds 10,4 %
16-64-year-olds 66,0 %
65+- year-olds 15,0 %

Language and nationality (Jan. 1, 2017)

Finnish-language speakers 80,8 %
Swedish-language speakers 2,6 %
Foreign-language speakers 16,6 %
Foreign nationals 10,7 %

Labor market and economy

Jobs (Dec. 31, 2014) 107 332
Self-sufficiency in employment (Dec. 31, 2014) 107,5 %
Unemployment rate (Dec. 31, 2016) 12,0 %
Tax rate (2017) 19,00 %

Housing production in 2016

Housing units, total 2955
- of which small houses 12,4 %
- of which owner-occupied accommodation 54,8 %

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

Further information