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Name:

Äänekosken aluekuvaus

Writer:

Taina Ollikainen; Anni Rimpiläinen

Language:

Finnish

Page count:

38

Summary:

Working report: ÄÄNEKOSKI SPATIAL DESCRIPTION

ABSTRACT

The Äänekoski spatial description views the present state and development of the
settlement structure. The study area is Kivetty, situated in the northern part of the city
of Äänekoski in the area of the former Konginkangas municipality. The spatial
description is part of the environmental impact assessment programme of the project for
the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and primarily contains information for the assess-
ment of social impact. The information in the spatial description has been compiled from
existing research, statistics, maps and other sources.

There are just under 14000 inhabitants in Äänekoski. In the last few decades the
population has slightly increased. The population is expected to continue to increase in
the beginning of the 2000s, but then slowly begin to decrease, as in the whole country.
Äänekoski is a large-scale industry locality, and so the economic trends of the industries
are more visible in the employment and population development. The amount of jobs
increased slightly in the 1980s, but decreased dramatically in the beginning of the 1990s.
In Äänekoski the employment situation has long been poorer than average. The
unemployment peak was at the end of 1994, when the rate was at nearly 30%. At the
beginnning of 1997 the rate was just over 20%.

The foundations of the Äänekoski economic structure are in large-scale industry. The
industry has a significantly greater employment effect in Äänekoski than elsewhere in
the country on average. Consequently, the service sector and agriculture and forestry
have a lesser significance. The base of the industries in Äänekoski is formed by the paper
industry and chemical wood processing industry. The electronics industry is coming up,
with a significant increase in jobs during the past few years. In the services industry the
greatest employers are the City, health services and professional training. In the
agriculture and forestry sector the main production is in grain and dairy production.

Kivetty and its surroundings are uninhabited forest and swamp areas. The closest
buildings lie some 3 kilometres away. Of the densely populated areas, Konginkangas lies
some 7 kilometres southeast and the Äänekoski city centre some 25 kilometres south of
Kivetty. The summer cottages nearest to Kivetty lie some 2 kilometres away on the
shores of Lake Iso-Kalliojärvi. There are no detailed plans of the Kivetty area. The closest
shore plans are on the shores of Lake Iisjärvi. There are several nature conservation
areas and Nature 2000 programme targets in the vicinity of Kivetty. There are also ponds
included in the Nature 2000 programme in the study area.

Key words: region development, population, jobs, services, land use, environmental
impact assessment, social impact assessment
ÄÄNEKOSKI SPATIAL DESCRIPTION

ABSTRACT

The Äänekoski spatial description views the present state and development of the
settlement structure. The study area is Kivetty, situated in the northern part of the city
of Äänekoski in the area of the former Konginkangas municipality. The spatial
description is part of the environmental impact assessment programme of the project for
the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and primarily contains information for the assess-
ment of social impact. The information in the spatial description has been compiled from
existing research, statistics, maps and other sources.

There are just under 14000 inhabitants in Äänekoski. In the last few decades the
population has slightly increased. The population is expected to continue to increase in
the beginning of the 2000s, but then slowly begin to decrease, as in the whole country.
Äänekoski is a large-scale industry locality, and so the economic trends of the industries
are more visible in the employment and population development. The amount of jobs
increased slightly in the 1980s, but decreased dramatically in the beginning of the 1990s.
In Äänekoski the employment situation has long been poorer than average. The
unemployment peak was at the end of 1994, when the rate was at nearly 30%. At the
beginnning of 1997 the rate was just over 20%.

The foundations of the Äänekoski economic structure are in large-scale industry. The
industry has a significantly greater employment effect in Äänekoski than elsewhere in
the country on average. Consequently, the service sector and agriculture and forestry
have a lesser significance. The base of the industries in Äänekoski is formed by the paper
industry and chemical wood processing industry. The electronics industry is coming up,
with a significant increase in jobs during the past few years. In the services industry the
greatest employers are the City, health services and professional training. In the
agriculture and forestry sector the main production is in grain and dairy production.

Kivetty and its surroundings are uninhabited forest and swamp areas. The closest
buildings lie some 3 kilometres away. Of the densely populated areas, Konginkangas lies
some 7 kilometres southeast and the Äänekoski city centre some 25 kilometres south of
Kivetty. The summer cottages nearest to Kivetty lie some 2 kilometres away on the
shores of Lake Iso-Kalliojärvi. There are no detailed plans of the Kivetty area. The closest
shore plans are on the shores of Lake Iisjärvi. There are several nature conservation
areas and Nature 2000 programme targets in the vicinity of Kivetty. There are also ponds
included in the Nature 2000 programme in the study area.

Key words: region development, population, jobs, services, land use, environmental
impact assessment, social impact assessment

Keywords:

aluekehitys; väestö; työpaikat; palvelut; maankäyttö; ympäristövaikutusten arviointi; sosiaalisten vaikutusten arviointi

File(s):

Äänekosken aluekuvaus (pdf) (2.9 MB)


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