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Population and Well-being

The SWOT analysis for population and well-being shows the current strengthens and weaknesses in Lapland as well as the opportunities and threats until 2020.
 

Strengths
  • Functional basic infrastructure of wellness services
  • Good co-operation between the social and health sectors
  • Higher research and development activities that support the sub-areas of wellness
  • Functional third sector
  • Wellness services established at tourism centres

Opportunities
  • The creation of new jobs, especially in the mining field, brings working-age people into the region
  • Immigrants as a resource as the population of Lapland decreases and the number of elderly increases
  • Developing remote services
  • Improving the well-being of the population through active, exercise-positive and healthy life-styles and third-sector organisation activities

Weaknesses
  • Emigration of young people
  • Ageing population structure and weakening dependency ratio of the population
  • Long distances and occasionally weak telecommunications connections make it difficult to utilise and develop new types of services
  • Deficiencies in basic and special services

Threats
  • Weak population development and decreasing population
  • Regionally uneven development of the age groups of children and young people
  • Impact of the sparser school network/education accessibility issues
  • Risk of social exclusion of young people left without a job or education place
  • Unwillingness to adapt the service structure to changes in the operating environment