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Many nationalities represented at Svalbard
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Population of Svalbard1 July 2012

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Many nationalities represented at Svalbard

On 1 July 2012, 2 642 persons were registered as living at Svalbard. A total of 2 195 of these lived in the Norwegian settlements, where 42 nationalities were represented.

In addition to the 2 195 living in the Norwegian settlements, 439 lived in the Russian settlements. Eight were also living at Hornsund, a permanent research station led by the Polish Academy of Sciences. This represented a total population growth of 114 since the turn of the year. The Norwegian settlements grew by 80, of which 50 were also registered as living on the Norwegian mainland.

Population in the settlements at Svalbard. 1990-2012

Stable male surplus

In the Norwegian settlements there are more men than women among all adults. Among those 50 years and above, there are twice as many men as women.

Many from the northern counties, and many Thai women

Forty per cent of the men and 36 per cent of the women also registered as living on the Norwegian mainland have their address in one of the two northern counties of Nordland or Troms. Sixty per cent of those also registered on the Norwegian mainland are men, while 51 per cent of the foreign citizens in the Norwegian settlements are women, and a third of these come from Thailand. Eighteen per cent of those living in the Norwegian settlements are foreigners. A total of 353, or 80 per cent of the 439 living in the Russian settlements are Ukrainian citizens.

Long-term residents

Of those living in the Norwegian settlements, 9 have been living at Svalbard since the 1960s, 36 since the 1970s and 75 since the 1980s. Meanwhile, 823 arrived in 2010 or later.

Migration, but also reproduction

In the first half of 2012, 15 children were born to parents (mothers) living in the Norwegian settlements at Svalbard. A total of 206 moved to Svalbard and 144 moved away. Over the last 12 months, 30 children have been born, 487 people have moved to Svalbard and 429 have moved away.

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