Migration and Migrant Population in the European Union: 2017

The Eurostat yearbook‘s chapter Population provides information on migration and migrant population (article presents EU statistics on international migration, population stocks of national and non-national citizens and data relating to the acquisition of citizenship).

2017

The number of people residing in an EU Member State with citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2017 was 21.6 million, representing 4.2 % of the EU-28 population.

In absolute terms, the largest numbers of non-nationals living in the EU Member States on 1 January 2017 were found in Germany (9.2 million persons), the United Kingdom (6.1 million), Italy (5.0 million), France (4.6 million) and Spain (4.4 million). Non-nationals in these five Member States collectively represented 76 % of the total number of non-nationals living in all of the EU Member States, while the same five Member States had a 63 % share of the EU-28’s population.

A total of 4.3 million people immigrated to one of the EU-28 Member States during 2016, Among these 4.3 million immigrants during 2016, there were an estimated 2.0 million citizens of non-member countries.

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2016

The number of people residing in an EU Member State with citizenship of a non-member country on 1 January 2016 was 20.7 million, representing 4.1 % of the EU-28 population.

In absolute terms, the largest numbers of non-nationals living in the EU Member States in 2016 were found in Germany (8.7 million persons), the United Kingdom (5.6 million), Italy (5.0 million), Spain (4.4 million) and France (4.4 million). Non-nationals in these five Member States collectively represented 76 % of the total number of non-nationals living in all of the EU Member States.

A total of 4.7 million people immigrated to one of the EU-28 Member States during 2015. Among these there were an estimated 2.4 million citizens of non-member countries.

Source: Eurostat

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