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Luxembourg's foreign population rises to 46%
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Luxembourg's foreign population rises to 46%

08.04.2015 From our online archive
The proportion of foreign nationals living in Luxembourg is creeping up, making up 45.9 percent of the Grand Duchy's total population in 2014, newly published STATEC figures reveal.

The proportion of foreign nationals living in Luxembourg is creeping up, making up 45.9 percent of the Grand Duchy's total population in 2014, newly published STATEC figures reveal.

During the same year, the total population rose by 13,278 to a whopping 563,968 people recorded as resident in the country. Migration into the country accounted for a large part of this growth.

Indeed, 22,332 people migrated to Luxembourg in 2014 and 11,283 left, resulting in a net migration figure of 11,049 residents.

For the first time ever, the flux of new migrants was not led by the Portuguese. The proportion of new Portuguese arrivals fell from 26.25 percent to 16.9 percent in 2014.

It was overtaken by new arrivals from France, who accounted for 19.5 percent of new migrants to the Grand Duchy. 

Of Luxembourg's overall migrant population, Portuguese nationals continue to be the largest group (16.4 percent), followed by French (7 percent), Italians (3.5 percent), Belgians (3.3 percent), Germans (2.3 percent), residents from the EU 28 (7 percent) and other nationalities (6.5 percent).

While marriage numbers fell, from 1,722 in 2013 to 1,657 in 2014, the divorce rate shot up by 25 percent from 2013 to 2014 with a total 1,453 divorces registered.

To view the report (in French), visit www.statistiques.public.lu

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