1 in 3 people in their 30s now have an immigrant background


In Oslo this figure is significantly higher.

New figures published in the Perspective report presented by the government just before the weekend show that immigration to Norway is distributed very differently between different age groups.

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– The high level of immigration has led to a sharp increase in the proportion of immigrants among the youngest age groups. At the start of 2016, this proportion was highest among 30-34 year olds, at 31 percent, whereas ten years earlier it was 12 percent. In Oslo, the proportion of immigrants in this age group was 43 percent. percent to
early 2016, writes the government in the report.

Country group 1 includes Western Europe, Canada, United States and Oceania. Country group 2 includes the EU countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Country group 3 includes Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe outside the EU.

In comparison, the proportion across all age groups is just under 17 percent.

Many migrant workers

A closer look at the figures shows that the increase in the number of people with a migrant background in their 30s is clearly driven by all types of origins.

There are many more people from poor countries in Country Group 3, who mainly came to Norway due to flight and family reunification, but the increase in this age group is even greater in countries where there is a high proportion of labor immigration.

The prospective report does not contain figures for the beginning of 2017, but during the year, according to the prospective report, there was an emigration of migrant workers.

– Net immigration from countries in Western Europe, North America and Oceania (country group 1) increased significantly until 2008 due to the strong growth of the Norwegian economy, but has since decreased to near zero. In 2016, there was a net emigration of Swedish, Icelandic and German citizens, among others.

I don’t believe in more work immigration

The government does not believe that there will be a particularly large amount of immigration to Norway from typical Eastern European labor immigration countries in the coming years. This has to do with the fact that there won’t be any work for them here when the economy cools down.

Or as the government writes:

– Net immigration from EU countries in Central and Eastern Europe is estimated to decline. The latter is due to the fact that the level of income in relation to Norway is expected to increase, at the same time as the population of these countries is decreasing due to low birth rates and emigration. Net immigration to Norway since
In contrast, the rest of the world is estimated to remain elevated throughout the projection period.

The population will increase by more than 60 percent

It is believed that population growth in Norway will be mainly driven by immigration in the future, with around 25,000 people per year.

– Projections predict strong growth in the immigrant population, which, in the main alternative, is expected to increase from 850,000 people at the end of 2015 to well over 2 million in 2050 and well over 3 million in 2100, see Figure 3.8B. Calculated as a proportion of population, this corresponds to an increase of just over 30 percent in 2050 and 36 percent in 2100.

On the other hand, if immigration reaches 35,000 people per year, it is assumed that the immigrant population in Norway could reach 40 percent in 2050.

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This case was first published on 04/04, 2017.

Alice Williamson

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