This is an archived release.
Still high immigration from Asia
The immigrant population in Norway numbered approximately 310 700 persons at the beginning of 2002, thereby making up 6.9 per cent of the total population. This is an increase of 0.3 percentage points since 1. January 2001.
During 2001 the immigrant population increased by 13 000 persons. 9 300 of these were first generation immigrants. The numbers of persons with a background from Iraq rose the most, by 1 300 persons. The following groups were Somalis with 1200, 1000 from Pakistan and 900 from Afghanistan.
As for the last year, it is still the national groups from Pakistan and Sweden who are the largest immigrant groups.
The number of immigrants from Asia increase the most, more than half of the growth in the immigrant population came from Asia in 2001. The immigrant population from Asia numbered about 108 900 persons. On the other hand, immigration from North-and Central America is still decreasing.
Ten largest nasjonality groups. First-generation immigrants and persons born
in Norway with two foreign-born parents. 1 January 2002
|First generation immigrants||Persons born in Norway with two foreign-born parents|
|Total||259 221||Total||51 483|
|Sweden||21 900||Pakistan||11 000|
|Denmark||17 800||Vietnam||4 900|
|Pakistan||14 000||Turkey||3 700|
|Iraq||12 200||Sri Lanka||3 400|
|Bosnia-Herzegovina||11 800||Yugoslavia||2 700|
|Yugoslavia||11 800||Somalia||2 500|
|Vietnam||11 500||India||2 100|
|Iran||10 400||Morocco||2 000|
|Germany||9 400||Iran||1 500|
|Somalia||8 700||Iraq||1 400|
45 per cent are Norwegian citizens
In the immigrant population, 140 700 persons were Norwegian citizens at the beginning of 2002. This is an increase by two per cent compared by last year. There is hardly noticeable difference in the national groups except Bosnia Herzegovina, which had an increase by 23 per cent points.
Oslo has the largest immigrant population
A third of everyone included in the immigrant population live in Oslo. The immigrant population in Oslo increased by 4000 persons from the year before, and now makes up 20.1 per cent of the population. Among immigrants to Norway, with origins in Asia, Africa, South-and Central America and Turkey, 43 per cent live in Oslo.
- Table 1 Five different delimitations of persons with immigration background/foreign background, by citizenship and immigrant category. 1 January 2002
- Table 2 Population 1 January 2001 and 2002 and changes in 2001, by immigrant category
- Table 3 Population by three variants of country background,country of birth and citizenship.1 January 2002
- Table 4 Population by grouping of three variants of country background, country of birth and citizenship, 1 january 2002
- Table 5 Immigrant population and persons with other immigrant background , by immigrant category, sex and country of birth. 1 January 2002
- Table 6 Immigrant population and persons with other immigration background by immigrant category and age groups. 1 January 2002
- Table 7 Immigrant population and persons with other immigration background by immigrant category and age. 1 January 2002
- Table 8 Population by country background. 1970-2002. Foreign country background refers to immigrant population
- Table 9 Population by Norwegian1. 1 January 2002
- Table 10 Population by age, sex and immigrant populations country of birth. 1 January 2002
- Table 11 Population by marital status, immigrant populations country og birth and sex. 1 January 2002
- Table 12 Immigrant population, by country background and municipality. Classified by size of immigrant population. 1 January 2002
- Table 13 Immigrant population by five groups of country background and municipality. 1 January 2002
- Table 14 Immigrant population , by country background and county. 1 January 2002
- Table 15 Immigrant population by country of birth (largest groups). Selected municipalities. 1 January 2002
- Table 16 Immigrant population by two groups of country background. Urban districts of Oslo. 1 January 2002
- Table 17 Immigrant population by five groups of country background. Urban districts of Oslo. 1 January 2002
- Table 18 First generation immigrants by lenght of stay 2. 1 January 2002