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Nearly 100 000 with Polish background in Norway
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Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 January 2015

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Nearly 100 000 with Polish background in Norway

At the beginning of 2015, there were 669 400 immigrants and 135 600 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. These two groups have a background from 222 different countries and independent regions. Persons with an immigrant background from Poland make up the largest group in Norway with nearly 100 000.

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January
2015
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, total Immigrants Norwegian-born to immigrant parents Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in per cent of total population
Total 804 963 669 380 135 583 15.6
The EU28/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand 355 128 327 060 28 068 6.9
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU28/EEA 449 835 342 320 107 515 8.7
 
EU28/EEA countries 342 333 314 762 27 571 6.6
European countries outside EU28/EEA 68 080 54 061 14 019 1.3
Africa 104 635 79 931 24 704 2.0
Asia including Turkey 253 483 187 649 65 834 4.9
North America 10 560 10 130 430 0.2
South and Central America 23 738 20 776 2 962 0.5
Oceania 2 134 2 071 63 0.0
Figure 1. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background
Figure 2. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country bakcground. The ten largest groups, 1 January 2015. Absolute numbers
Figure 3. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2015
Figure 1. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country backgroundFigure 2. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country bakcground. The ten largest groups, 1 January 2015. Absolute numbersFigure 3. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2015

The number of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents grew by 45 800 in 2014, which is the lowest percentage growth since 2006. Immigrants accounted for 13 per cent of the total population in Norway as per 1 January 2015, while Norwegian-born to immigrant parents accounted for 2.6 per cent.

Most Polish immigrants

Immigrants from Poland are still the largest immigrant group in the country, with 91 000 persons. The growth in the Polish immigrant group during 2014 was 7 000. Poles now constitute nearly 14 per cent of immigrants in Norway.

The second largest group of immigrants are still Swedes, with 36 900 residents. Lithuanians are in third place with 35 900 persons; 3 000 more than the previous year.

Most Norwegian-born to Pakistani parents

In 2014, the number of Norwegian-born to immigrants parents increased by 9 500, from 126 100 to 135 600. Those with Pakistani parents made up the largest group of all Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, with 16 000. Norwegian-born to Somali parents were the second largest group (10 300) followed by those with parents from Iraq (8 700).

Persons with an immigrant background in all municipalities

Persons with an immigrant background were resident in all Norwegian municipalities. Oslo had the largest population of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, both in relative terms and absolute figures. Of Oslo’s 648 000 inhabitants, 158 800 were immigrants and 47 900 were Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as per 1 January 2015. These two figures combined constitute 32 per cent of the capital’s entire population. The proportions in Drammen (27 per cent) and Båtsfjord (25 per cent) were also high.

All suburbs in Oslo were above the national average of 15.6 per cent. The suburbs with the highest proportions of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents were Stovner, Søndre Nordstrand and Alna, with over 50 per cent.