Immigration ensures increased proportion under 25 years

May 17, Karl Johans gateMay 17, Karl Johans gate.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents shows that people under the age 25 make up an increasing share of the Norwegian population, according to an SSB report.

Statistics Norway (SSB) published a report on children and young adults with immigrant backgrounds in Norway On Thursday .

It showed that children with immigrant parents make up an increasing proportion of the population aged 0 to 24 years old.

At the beginning of 2015 the share was 15.5 per cent in this group, compared with 11 percent in 2009. Poland and Somalia are the countries where most young immigrants come from, while Norwegian-born with immigrant backgrounds have the largest groups from Pakistan and Somalia.

The report also examines the proportion of kindergarten children with a minority background. There has been an increase in recent years, from nearly 5 per cent in 1998 to over 14 percent in 2014.

The proportion of immigrant students who start secondary education, is less than the share among Norwegian-born students. Among those who complete, the proportion that goes directly on to higher education has greater potential than those who wait.

The report also shows that immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents generally have lower household incomes than the general population, especially in households with children and young people from 0 to 24 years old.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today