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People > International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Nationality and place of birth are the two criteria most commonly used to define the “immigrant” population. The foreign-born population covers all persons who have ever migrated from their country of birth to their current country of residence. The foreign population consists of persons who still have the nationality of their home country. It may include persons born in the host country.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Luxembourg 34.75% 2009
2 Switzerland 24.12% 2009
3 Australia 24.06% 2009
4 New Zealand 21.25% 2009
5 Canada 19.8% 2009
6 Ireland 14.42% 2009
7 Austria 14.1% 2009
8 United States 13.04% 2009
9 Sweden 12.9% 2009
10 Germany 12.87% 2009
11 Belgium 12.51% 2009
12 Spain 11.91% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.1% 2009
13 Netherlands 10.6% 2009
14 Greece 10.27% 2009
15 United Kingdom 10.1% 2009
16 Norway 8.67% 2009
17 France 8.28% 2009
18 Denmark 6.64% 2009
19 Portugal 6.13% 2009
20 Slovakia 5.59% 2009
21 Czech Republic 5.52% 2009
22 Finland 3.57% 2009
23 Hungary 3.42% 2009
24 Italy 2.52% 2009
25 Turkey 1.89% 2009
26 Poland 1.58% 2009
27 Mexico 0.4% 2009

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People > International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about People > International migration > Immigrant population > Foreign-born population

  • All of the top 2 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are Landlocked.
  • 24 of the bottom 27 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 2 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are Christian.
  • Italy ranked last for international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • 18 of the bottom 19 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are European.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population amongst European Union in 2009.
  • All of the top 2 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are Tourist destination.
  • 16 of the bottom 18 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are NATO.
  • All of the top 2 countries by international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population are Cold countries'.
  • Australia ranked first for international migration > immigrant population > foreign-born population amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
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