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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, total2013Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in per cent of total population
 ImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parents
Corrected 24 February 2014.
Total710 465593 321117 14414,1
The EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand302 504282 05720 4476,0
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA407 961311 26496 6978,1
     
Nordic countries except Norway73 22268 5014 7211,4
Western Europe except Nordic countries68 83764 0214 8161,4
EU-Countries in Eastern Europe148 189137 71810 4712,9
EU except Eastern Europe65 89553 02012 8751,3
Africa88 76467 56621 1981,8
Asia including Turkey231 872171 91959 9534,6
North America10 1999 8143850,2
South and Central America21 48618 8122 6740,4
Oceania2 0011 950510,0
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.