Increased non-European immigration, Syrian citizens now largest group

immigrantImmigrant women.Photo: Norway Today Media

A total of 25 500 non-European citizens immigrated; 3 500 more than the year before, and many of these were refugees.

Citizens from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan constituted 10 600 or 40 per cent of this non-European immigration, which is 3 100 more than the year before. Immigration of Syrian citizens was at 4 000; double that of the previous year. Syrians made up the 7th largest group in 2014, and shot up to 2nd place in 2015, after the Polish citizens.

Many Filipino, Indian and Thai citizens also migrate to Norway, totalling 5 000 in 2015.


Source: SSB / Norway Today