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Forty-Seven Australians Live in Iceland

A map and graphics of Iceland’s immigrant population and countries of origin published on ulfarshellir.is earlier this week presents statistics on Iceland’s immigration population in a new format. The statistics reveal, for example, that 47 Australians live in Iceland.

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A map and graphics of Iceland’s immigrant population and countries of origin published on ulfarshellir.is earlier this week presents statistics on Iceland’s immigration population in a new format. The statistics reveal, for example, that 47 Australians live in Iceland.

Seven percent of Iceland’s population (as of January 1, 2013) is foreign born, or 21,446 individuals out of a total of 321,857.

By far the biggest group comes from Poland, or 9,363. Lithuanians are second with 1,589 individuals. Danes are the third largest group with 896, followed by 842 Germans, 668 Latvians, 603 immigrants from the U.K., 586 from the U.S., 575 from the Philippines and 523 from Thailand. Other nationalities living in Iceland total less than 500 individuals.

Other nationalities include Mongolians, totaling 23, Columbians (58), Moroccans (65), Peruvians (29) and just one person from Saudi Arabia.

The percentage of immigrants in Iceland is similar to that of its neighboring countries. In Sweden, immigrants also total 7 percent, while in the U.K. and Norway the ratio is roughly 8 percent. It’s 6 percent in Denmark but in Finland immigrants only make up 3 percent of the population.

The EU average is 4 percent.

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