There are now close to 800,000 immigrants in Norway. This corresponds to 14.7 per cent of the population, according to new figures from Statistics Norway.
At the start of 2020, 25,400 more immigrants were registered compared to the previous year. The exact total number is 790,500, according to figures from the statistics for Immigrants and Norwegian-born with immigrant parents.
2,500 more immigrants from Poland have been registered this year compared to the previous year. This was the largest increase from one country, but much is due to new special conditions when registering emigrations in 2019. This led to fewer registered emigrations than would be normal.
After Poland, the largest increase was from Indian residents – a country with far fewer residents in Norway than other major immigrant countries such as Poland, Lithuania, Sweden and Syria. 1,600 more immigrants from India were registered during the past year.
Other countries with an increased number of immigrants are Syria with 1,200 and the Philippines with 1,000. Immigrants from the Nordic countries saw a slight decline the previous year. This year there were also fewer immigrants from Somalia.
Norwegian-borns with immigrant parents numbered 188,800 at the start of 2020. These are 9,500 more than the year before. This increase is similar to the previous year. This group now accounts for 3.5 per cent of the total population.
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