Statistics Norway: Over 7,000 Ukrainians are living in Norway

Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

There are a total of 7,240 people with an immigrant background from Ukraine in Norway. That makes them the 36th largest group with an immigrant background, Statistics Norway (SSB) writes.

Statistics Norway states that Ukrainians in Norway are currently a relatively small group. At the beginning of 2021, immigrants with a background from Ukraine numbered a total of 6,300 people. 

Of these, half (51%) are Ukrainian citizens, while 37% have Norwegian citizenship. The rest have other citizenships, of which Russian, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Polish are the most common.

In addition to immigrants from Ukraine, there are 940 Norwegian-born people with immigrant parents and 1,500 people born in Norway of a Norwegian- and a Ukrainian-born parent.

Six out of ten Ukrainian immigrants have lived in Norway for less than 20 years.

Refugee wave

Already in the first week of the ongoing Ukraine war, the UN announced that more than a million people had left the country.

According to UDI figures, the first refugees from Ukraine have arrived in Norway. 

In the first week after Russia invaded Ukraine, the UDI has registered 129 asylum seekers with Ukrainian citizenship. 

Norway has now decided that Ukrainian citizens who are in the country on permits or visa-free visits that expire can continue to be here until further notice.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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