Friday, June 17, 2016

How much immigrant population has jumped in European countries this past year?

by Salman Hameed

Here is a helpful map. Remember, these are changes in the immigrant share of the total population for each country from 2015 to 2106:

From Pew
From July 2015 to May 2016, more than 1 million people applied for asylum in Europe. The immigrant share of the population increased most during this time in Sweden, Hungary, Austria and Norway, which each saw an increase of at least 1 percentage point. While that rise might seem small, even a 1-point increase in a single year is rare, especially in Western countries. (The immigrant share of the U.S. population increased by about 1 point over a decade, from 13% in 2005 to about 14% in 2015.)
Germany, by the way, admitted the most number of refugees last year - but it was a modest change of 0.7% of immigrant stare. But we are still talking about relatively small numbers. Here is where most of these refugees are:

See the Pew article here


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