Immigrants

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Labour immigrants from countries outside the EEA

Labour immigrants add important expertise to Norwegian society and help to cover labour shortages. Norway has historically had labour immigration from far back in time. We take a closer look at labour immigrants from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as their family members in this report.

Unaccompanied minor refugees 1996-2020. Demographics, education, employment, income and child welfare services.

Unaccompanied minor refugees are children and young people who arrived in Norway before turning 18 without their parents or anyone with parental responsibility for them, and who applied for asylum and were granted residence in Norway on this basis.

Record number of naturalisations in 2021 in wake of new law

41 100 persons were granted Norwegian citizenship last year. This was the highest number in a single year ever. Swedes, Eritreans and Russians were the largest groups among those naturalised.

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to Immigrant Parents at the beginning of 2022

At the beginning of 2022, there were 819 400 immigrants in Norway. This is about 19300 more than the year before. In table 09817 it is possible to see the number of immigrants and their percentage of the total population in Norway by year from 2010-2022.

Immigration and Immigrants in the Nordic Countries 2016-2020

This project is a descriptive analysis of migration and integration based on Nordic comparative data for migration and integration, in the Nordic Council of Ministers table data base: https://www.nordicstatistics.org/.

Family immigration and marriage patterns 1990-2020

Family migration has been the most important reason for immigration to Norway for non-Nordic citizens since 1990. Family migration largely follows other migration and must be seen in relation with immigration in general to Norway. In recent years, family migration to Norway has declined, which is partly due to fewer refugees arriving. The decline was particularly large in 2020. This was primarily a result of travel restrictions introduced during the corona pandemic.

Elderly immigrants in Norway

Elderly immigrants are defined in this report as people aged 60 years or older, born abroad with two foreign-born parents and four foreign-born grandparents.

Attitudes towards immigrants and immigration 2021

During the last years attitudes to immigrants and immigration have become increasingly positive. The results from this year’s survey show that this trend continues also this year.

Resettlement refugees 2020

Resettlement refugees are people who have fled their home country and who have been transferred to a third country.

Origin and residential influences on the first partnership choices of the children of immigrants in Norway

Using Norwegian register data on migrant-background individuals born 1985 to 2001 who were either native born or who immigrated as children or teens, in combination with data from the World Marriage Database, we investigate how residential partner markets and marriage behavior in countries of origin shape partner choice and choice of union type in Norway

Sharp increase in number of naturalisations

There were 19 700 naturalisations during 2020. This constituted an increase of 49 percent from 2019. The increase was most probably related to the change in the Nationality Act, which came into effect 1st of January 2020 and made holding multiple citizenships legal for all citizens.

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