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Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

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Key figures

916 625

immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents

Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by country background. 1 January
2018
Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, totalImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parentsImmigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents in per cent of total population
Total916 625746 661169 96417.3
The EU28/EEA, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand382 882343 47039 4127.2
Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania except Australia and New Zealand, and Europe except the EU28/EEA533 743403 191130 55210.1
 
EU28/EEA countries369 122330 61938 5037.0
European countries outside EU28/EEA77 13159 75617 3751.5
Africa127 15593 73533 4202.4
Asia including Turkey304 042227 63176 4115.7
North America11 40410 5808240.2
South and Central America25 51922 1713 3480.5
Oceania2 2522 169830.0

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Table 1 
Population by immigrant category and country background.

Population by immigrant category and country background.
2018
Born in Norway to Norwegian-born parents1ImmigrantsNorwegian-born to immigrant parentsForeign-born with one Norwegian-born parentNorwegian-born with one foreign-born parentForeign-born to Norwegian-born parents
1The foreign country background is related to grandparents’ country of birth. The person can have 1 to 4 grandparents born abroad. Grandmother / grandfather's country of birth is selected first if there are different countries of birth for grandparents.
Total4 040 678746 661169 96436 836262 61738 863
Norway3 854 96500000
Denmark31 70619 2671 9703 98430 8271 339
Greenland109202165619430
Finland5 6716 3206634666 81056
Faroe Islands1 531670941011 19217
Iceland2 0187 4808443453 23951
Sweden33 04635 8133 0576 71339 7385 338
Albania361 79931212335
Belgium9911 2161182801 127296
Bulgaria727 0007122681640
Andorra0150020
Estonia1554 763470526662
France1 9205 2735507643 721321
Gibraltar0305130
Greece4092 8281511961 03940
Belarus111 114194113263
Ireland4321 0215510994524
Croatia4574 466852248446
Italy1 2854 3152643442 155108
Latvia14210 1371 1803773511
Malta4980518763
Netherlands3 9297 7738977845 517319
Liechtenstein7193240
Luxembourg41460334769
Monaco4101272
Poland2 47498 21212 2972965 81368
Portugal2703 2182919678414
Romania21214 2062 017341 406147
San Marino053010
Lithuania3038 3715 559511 2011
Spain1 6816 2114256482 768189
Moldova01 10315731340
United Kingdom16 26514 2611 0263 88620 4491 252
Russia46917 4803 5102403 972217
Switzerland1 4351 4041715771 798344
Turkey71911 6326 9751313 85726
Germany13 13224 4453 0972 49515 201886
Slovenia614175961240
Ukraine695 201681771 2089
Hungary2 0403 824733861 574309
Austria1 4861 3001152471 51299
Vatican City State010000
Bosnia-Herzegovina20913 6704 300141 6031
Macedonia1782 7841 393166711
Slovakia1003 80548493310
Czech Republic8282 2223244192912
Serbia4325 9981 1662676913
Montenegro184541701661
Kosovo18410 1505 492221 3044
Guernsey010000
Jersey020000
Isle of Man000000
Algeria2671 246540136453
Angola1647178181913
Botswana12708316619
Saint Helena20202150
British Indian Ocean Territory210020
Burundi01 0924062902
Comoros352010
Benin0294260
Equatorial Guinea0121000
Côte d'Ivore2932171815433
Eritrea21621 7474 47123349103
Ethiopia4918 2382 817110678835
Egypt2581 2292383856312
Djibouti46153050
Gabon0112180
Gambia1431 212582117510
Ghana631 9788292459110
Guinea112891030430
Guinea-Bissau162131260
Cameroon2816341589233131
Cape Verde26838213772857
Kenya2921 848337176955201
Congo-Brazzaville25243635458
Congo2142 2877381927455
Lesotho080250
Liberia719003281413735
Libya116971508834
Madagascar1 0031993954467236
Malawi110857260
Mali4402513012
Morocco7365 9394 324542 44110
Western Sahara13500100
Mauritania06401141
Mauritius9118448121710
Namibia1173217604
Niger056171330
Nigeria1051 8625782073315
Mozambique3516819151049
Mayotte000000
Réunion030110
Zimbabwe65251422714427
Rwanda76292191717
Sao Tome and Principe060000
Senegal122889381274
Central African Republic0222010
Seychelles61022200
Sierra Leone5549818151952
Somalia4228 75413 6521672210
Spanish territories in Africa000000
South Sudan6176781171
Sudan264 55692621177
Swaziland18704166
South Africa1 1111 054752431 111346
Tanzania1457531617446096
Chad0306150
Togo4114521331
Tunisia1851 054431247629
Uganda961 2432704343912
Zambia50452415624137
Burkina Faso13230180
Afghanistan716 7823 98012431
Armenia11321621343
Azerbaijan35281276683
Bahrain116511206
Bangladesh1901 07935913155129
Bhutan3365471107
Brunei51334616
Myanmar123 2128281761
Sri Lanka3709 1736 317641 020185
United Arab Emirates4445128524685
Philippines1 40621 3832 5891 0569 691690
Georgia0327538540
Taiwan122293342014487
Hong Kong34882724365349141
India1 64911 6984 1071751 8391 360
Indonesia4451 32327698680182
Iraq6723 11810 298191 32912
Iran31717 7284 422382 77037
Israel2136859214672332
Japan7511 04984179786303
Jordan3957323461033
Cambodia24431166151063
Kazakhstan1791916691600
China1 2868 8122 1445241 8292 680
North Korea1226101610
South Korea4 4711 1501054261 3856 069
Kuwait844716112797
Cyprus841795271665
Kyrgyzstan0232422520
Laos0118192570
Lebanon1672 4521 0024267315
Macao072121110
Malaysia1287701007436440
Maldives150040
Mongolia0140315418
Oman1241121012
Palestine1013 338824412207
Nepal361 9672161612479
Pakistan1 49220 37217 0401746 09221
Timor-Leste0110050
Qatar2571710421
Saudi Arabia4857201214231
Singapore15540442173323245
Tajikistan0114270410
Turkmenistan1986210150
Uzbekistan66471042660
Syria4927 3922 49763063
Thailand56319 5079591 1238 009459
Vietnam79613 9739 0921072 142203
Yemen15591442111
United States Virgin Islands21001131
Barbados122102260
Antigua and Barbuda050080
Belize51400180
Bahamas121404114
Bermuda430473
British Virgin Islands210123
Canada3 4271 9431376042 862675
Cayman Islands052030
Costa Rica13014975015299
Cuba211 033114386144
Dominica023130170
Dominican Republic22874179473712
Franske Antiller000000
Grenada171433250
Guadeloupe020140
Guatemala1651961951195213
Haiti44127282
Honduras351072381045
Jamaica4116020131625
Martinique062090
Mexico1461 2618811793324
Montserrat030000
Aruba351202273
Sint Maarten020000
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba000100
Anguilla000000
Curaçao52246183813
Nicaragua16177132613912
Panama107157532
El Salvador112125451030
Saint Pierre and Miquelon000000
Saint Kitts and Nevis000201
Saint Lucia5112291
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines650070
Trinidad and Tobago363257136041230
Turks and Caicos Islands030000
United States27 1578 6376874 24817 5485 042
Puerto Rico22226290
Saint Martin000000
Saint Barthélemy000000
Argentina61299210914487170
Bolivia1193154061255186
Brazil5174 6502725872 892524
Guyana6682671161
Chile1 1016 1421 7841743 908299
Colombia1 5471 9762033051 2013 719
Ecuador2015286151381225
Falkland Islands012000
French Guiana040110
Paraguay5212010219528
Peru1751 33014690973177
Suriname243671490
Uruguay7421528211848
Venezuela501 0521135135018
American Samoa400141
Australia8901 588625091 683251
Solomon Islands152080
Christmas Island600001
Cocos (Keeling) Islands000000
Cook Islands510260
Fiji173607420
Vanuatu010020
Tonga860090
French Polynesia570280
Kiribati020120
Tuvalu010010
Guam000000
Nauru000000
United States Minor Outlying Islands000000
New Zealand2825011810559821
Niue000000
Norfolk Island000000
Territory of New Guinea000000
Micronesia, Federated States of1410070
Papua New Guinea291122
Pitcairn000000
Tokelau000000
Samoa030140
Wallis and Futuna Islands000000
New Caledonia750470
Marshall Islands010000
Palau020020
Northern Mariana Islands000000

About the statistics

The statistics show the number of resident immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents as of 1 January every year.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

For more information (in Norwegian), see subchapter 1.4 in this report.

Immigrants are persons born abroad of two foreign-born parents and four foreign-born grandparents.

Norwegian-born to Immigrant Parents are born in Norway of two parents born abroad and in addition have four grandparents born abroad.

Country of Birth is mainly the mother's place of residence at the time she is giving birth.

Country Background is constructed on the basis of information about the country of birth for three generations and refers to private, or mother's, or father's, or grandparents' foreign country of birth. For people born abroad this is (with few exceptions) their own native land. For people born in Norway this is their parents' country of birth. In cases where the parents have different countries of birth, the mother's country of birth is chosen.

Age, Citizenship and Period of Residence takes values the date on which the statistics are extracted. Period of Residence is stated in whole years.

Standard classifications

Statistics Norway's use of terms in immigrant-related statistics is taken from The Statistical Standard for Classification of Persons by Immigration Background.

The following headings are used for grouping of persons with different immigrant background:

Born in Norway to Norwegian-born Parents

Immigrants

Norwegian-born to Immigrant Parents

Foreign-born with one Norwegian-born Parent

Norwegian-born with One Foreign-born Parent

Foreign-born to Norwegian-born Parents (included intercountry adoptions)

People who do not belong to the group "Immigrants" or "Norwegian-born to Immigrant parents" are referred to as "The General Population". The term can only be used when referring to the other categories.

Country Groupings:

Follows The Standard for Classification of Countries and Citizenships in Population Statistics.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents
Topic: Population

Responsible division

Division for Population Statistics

Regional level

The nation, county and municipality

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Files with data at the individual level are processed and stored long term.

Background

Background and purpose

Together with population statistics in other subject areas, the statistics helps showing changes taking place that affect the composition of the population.

In 1991 the former Ministry of Local Government and Labour (KAD) and Statistics Norway joined forces to prepare statistics on immigrants, giving rise to the Immigrant Statistics Project. Until 1996 the project was headed by a steering committee with participants from KAD, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Statistics Norway.

Users and applications

The statistics have a broad range of users and applications such as research institutes, public administration, press, broadcasting, and private persons.

 

 

 

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Statistics on the immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents show population numbers. The area is clearly connected with migration statistics. Immigration and emigration numbers can be found in the Migration Statistics for each calendar year.

The Quarterly Migration Statistics should also be mentioned. These numbers are provisional, but provide a picture of the changes taking place.

People immigrate on different bases, some are refugees and others have immigrated because of work, education, family or otherwise. For statistics on this, see Immigrants by Reason for Immigration.

Legal authority

§§ 2-1, 2-2, 3-2.

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

Covers all persons who neither have parents nor grandparents born in Norway registered as a resident of Norway on 1 January (for more about the definition resident, read below the point “Definitions”, here).

Asylum seekers and persons on short-term stays (less than six months) are not registered as residents in the population register and thus not included in the statistics.

Data sources and sampling

The statistics are based on population register data.

Since 1946 each municipality has had a local population registry that registers all residents in the municipality pursuant to the Population Registration Act and its regulations. The population registries receive reports of births, deaths, marriages, divorces, migration etc. from various sources.

The National Population Register was built up from 1964 to 1966 on the basis of the 1960 census, at the same time as the 11-digit national identity number was introduced as identification. The register contained everyone included in the population census and subsequently everyone who has lived in Norway since 1 October 1964. In 1995 the Central Population Register (CPR) at the Directorate of Taxes took over as the official register. The Central Office of the National Registry was transferred from Statistics Norway (SSB) to the Directorate of Taxes in 1991.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The updates in the CPR are done by the local population registry offices and the Tax Administration, and updates SSB’s own population database daily. Before January 1998, updates were done monthly. Before May 1995 SSB received messages on tape.

In addition to the checks made by the CPR, Statistics Norway performs checks for statistical purposes.

Seasonal adjustment

The numbers in this production are not seasonally adjusted.

Confidentiality

If a number in a table consists of three or fewer units and disclosing these units can lead to identification of individuals, the number is rounded up or the table cell left empty.

Comparability over time and space

Time: The numbers are comparable from 1995, the first year the statistics were released.

Place: Statistics Norway provides statistics for each municipality. Because the mass is small, numbers are less useful in analyses of the smallest geographical levels.

In many municipalities, particularly the small, numbers can vary widely from year to year, often due to the localization of the reception centers.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Some errors made during the collecting and processing of the data are unavoidable and include coding, data processing errors etc. Extensive efforts have been made to minimize these errors and we regard these types of errors to be relatively insignificant.

Persons without legal residence in Norway are omitted. Estimates of this group's size are very uncertain. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration and Oxford Research AS estimated in 2014 that between 18,100 and 56,000 people are staying illegally in Norway. More on this (in Norwegian) in Chap. 6 in the report A Marginal Problem?  

The quality of the data from the National Population Register is generally very good for statistical purposes. Two objections are nevertheless delayed messages and registration of residence. Delayed messages cause events to be recorded and counted in the wrong calendar year. This becomes less problematic when one adds numbers over several years.

When a person who is registered as resident in Norway will move abroad, he must report the move to the Population Register. Some people fail to do that.

Revision

Not relevant