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Luxembourg's population increases by 2.4 percent
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Luxembourg's population increases by 2.4 percent

21.03.2016 From our online archive
The number of Luxembourg inhabitants continues to grow as in 2015 it rose by 2.4 percent, or an increase of 13,291 residents. Overall this increase translates into grand total population of about 576,000.

(ADW) The number of Luxembourg inhabitants continues to grow as in 2015 it rose by 2.4 percent, or an increase of 13,291 residents.

Overall this increase translates into grand total population of about 576,000. 

The numbers are taken from an official report released by Luxembourg statistics office STATEC and break down to an estimate of about 2,132 “natural growth” of inhabitants, while immigration brought around an additional 11,159 residents.

But this was also offset by 12,644 people who left the country during the same period. Therefore migration ensured an 80 percent growth

The number of births remained reasonably stable in 2015 as there were 6,115 record, a very slight drop of 0.4 percent. 

Marriage back in vogue

While the number of marriages has seen a decline for several years, 2015 actually saw a rise to 2,000. However 139 of these were same-sex marriages, and as the 2015 change of law is in its infancy, this could go some way to explaining the marriage increase figures.

At the same time, divorce figures decreased significantly by 7.4 percent.

Luxembourg remains a country of immigration as the figures show. However it is no longer the Portuguese who take the lion's share, but the French who now represent 20 percent of all immigrants in Luxembourg.

The proportion of foreigners in the Grand Duchy continues to grow, and as of early 2016, was recorded at 46.7 percent with the Portuguese and French taking the largest proportions of these figures.