An analysis from Statistics Norway (SSB) revealed that, among Norwegian citizens who emigrated from the country, a total of 23,500 people were originally foreign nationals.
The number of Norwegian citizens who emigrate from the country remained at just over 100,000 has for many years.
Now the number is 123,000, according to a recent SSB analysis.
Out of these 123,000, a total of 23,500 were originally non-Norwegian, which corresponds to a share of 19%.
The largest group of emigrants with an immigrant background originally came from Somalia.
Moving to other countries
A total of 15% of the more than 26,000 Somalis who have received a Norwegian passport have emigrated by January 1, 2019, according to newspaper Aftenposten.
In comparison, Norway has granted around 150,000 citizenship to foreigners in the last ten years.
Out of the 4,062 Norwegian Somalis who chose to pack their bags and leave the country, almost half moved to Great Britain.
Kenya was in second place, while 550 traveled to Somalia.
Out of the 1,838 Norwegian citizens from Iraq who decided to emigrate from Norway, one in three went to Iraq.
The rest chose countries such as Sweden, Great Britain, and Denmark.
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