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Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents1 January 2014

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Poles are the largest immigrant group

At the beginning of 2014, there were 633 100 immigrants and 126 100 Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in Norway. These two groups have a background from 221 different countries and independent regions. Immigrants from Poland make up the largest immigrant group in Norway.

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January
  2014
  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 759 185 633 110 126 075 14.9
The EU/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand 331 590 307 188 24 402 6.5
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU/EEA 427 595 325 922 101 673 8.4
         
Nordic countries except Norway 75 315 70 282 5 033 1.5
Western Europe except Nordic countries 72 309 67 098 5 211 1.4
EU-Countries in Eastern Europe 171 406 157 728 13 678 3.4
EU except Eastern Europe 65 160 52 071 13 089 1.3
Africa 97 152 74 283 22 869 1.9
Asia including Turkey 242 699 179 785 62 914 4.8
North America 10 438 10 018 420 0.2
South and Central America 22 656 19 853 2 803 0.4
Oceania 2 050 1 992 58 0.0
Figure 1. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background
Figure 2. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2014
Figure 1. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country backgroundFigure 2. Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, in per cent of total population in municipality. 1 January 2014

The number of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents grew by 48 700 in 2013, which is the lowest percentage growth since 2006. Immigrants accounted for 12 per cent of the total population in Norway as per 1 January 2014, while Norwegian-born to immigrant parents accounted for 2 per cent.

Most Polish immigrants

The growth in the Polish immigrant group during 2013 was 7 300. With a total of 84 000 persons, immigrants from Poland made up the largest immigrant group. The second largest immigrant group consisted of persons with a Swedish background (36 400). The third largest group of immigrants in Norway were Lithuanians (33 000).

Norwegian-born with Pakistani parents the largest group

In 2013, the number of Norwegian-born to immigrants parents increased by 9 000, from 117 100 to 126 100. Those with Pakistani parents made up the largest group of all Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, with 15 600. Norwegian-born to Somali parents were the second largest group (9 800) followed by those with parents from Iraq (8 200).

Immigrants in all municipalities

Immigrants 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 634 500 inhabitants, 151 700 were immigrants and 45 900 were Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as of 1 January 2014. These two figures combined constitute 31 per cent of the capital’s entire population. The proportions in Drammen (26 per cent) and Lørenskog (24 per cent) were also high.

All suburbs in Oslo were above the national average of 15 per cent. The suburbs with the highest proportions of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents were Stovner, Søndre Nordstrand and Alna, with around 50 per cent.