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Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 January 2013

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12 per cent immigrants

The number of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents grew by 55 300 in 2012, which is the highest growth ever. At the beginning of 2013, there were 593 300 immigrants and 117 100 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. Immigrants have a background from 220 different countries and independent regions.

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January
  Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total 2013 Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in per cent of total population
  Immigrants Norwegian-born to immigrant parents
Corrected 24 February 2014.
Total 710 465 593 321 117 144 14,1
The EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand 302 504 282 057 20 447 6,0
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA 407 961 311 264 96 697 8,1
         
Nordic countries except Norway 73 222 68 501 4 721 1,4
Western Europe except Nordic countries 68 837 64 021 4 816 1,4
EU-Countries in Eastern Europe 148 189 137 718 10 471 2,9
EU except Eastern Europe 65 895 53 020 12 875 1,3
Africa 88 764 67 566 21 198 1,8
Asia including Turkey 231 872 171 919 59 953 4,6
North America 10 199 9 814 385 0,2
South and Central America 21 486 18 812 2 674 0,4
Oceania 2 001 1 950 51 0,0
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1970-2013
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2013
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1970-2013Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2013

Immigrants accounted for 12 per cent of the total population in Norway as per 1 January 2013, while Norwegian-born to immigrant parents accounted for 2 per cent.

Polish immigrants are the largest immigrant group

The growth in the Polish immigrant group during 2012 was 9 300. With a total of 77 000 persons, immigrants from Poland made up the largest immigrant group. The second largest immigrant group consisted of persons with a Swedish background (35 600). The other large groups of immigrants were Lithuanians (28 600), Germans (24 200) and Somalis (24 000).

117 100 are Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

During 2012, the number of Norwegian-born to immigrant parents increased by 8 700, from 108 400 to 117 100 persons. Those with Pakistani parents made up the largest group of all Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, with 15 200. Norwegian-born to Somali parents were the second largest group (9 100), followed by those with parents from Vietnam (8 000). Norwegian-born to immigrant parents accounted for 17 per cent of all children born in Norway in 2012.

Most in Oslo

There were immigrants resident in all the Norwegian municipalities. Oslo had the largest population of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, both in relative and absolute figures. Of Oslo’s 624 000 inhabitants, 189 400 were immigrants or Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, which is 30.4 per cent of the capital’s entire population. There were also high proportions in Drammen (25 per cent 1 ) and Lørenskog (23 per cent 1 ).

All suburbs in Oslo were above the national average of 14.1 per cent. The suburbs with the highest proportions of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents were Søndre Nordstrand, Stovner og Alna, with around 50 per cent.

1 The figure was corrected 25 April 2013 at 12:25 p.m.