International Migration Outlook 2013

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This  publication analyses recent development in immigration and other migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries including migration of highly qualified and low qualified workers, temporary and permanent, as well as students. This edition also contains two special chapters on topical issues: fiscal impact of migration and  discrimination.

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During 2011, the total population of Norway increased by 65 600 persons due to a birth surplus of 18 800 as well as net immigration of 47 000. This represents a growth rate of 1.3%. In 2011, the total inflow of persons to Norway increased by 7.5% from 2010, to reach the record level of 79 500, representing a migration rate of 16 per thousand inhabitants. 89% of entries were foreigners and 11% Norwegians. The increase in 2011 was due to more inflows from several countries, among them Lithuania (+18%), the Philippines (+24%) and Poland (+13%). Poland continues to lead the list, with 12 850 new immigrants, followed by Sweden (8 200) and Lithuania (7 550). Overall, 64% of immigrants came from EU member countries and 39% from the new members in Central and Eastern Europe. Emigration of foreigners also reached a record level in 2011, at 22 900. Net migration of foreigners reached a record level of 47 900, 12% higher than in 2010.

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