Italian emigration to Germany, Switzerland, and France1954-1974

Following the Second World War and Italian Civil War, European countries became the most popular destination for Italian emigrants. Although France was the most popular destination in the late 1950s, it was replaced by Germany and Switzerland in the 1960s and early 1970s, and the year with the highest level of migration to these three countries was 1961, with more than 300,000 migrants in total.
Between 2008 and 2017, the main destination countries were Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France. In 2017, 20.6 thousand Italians emigrated to the United Kingdom.

Number of Italian migrants to Germany, Switzerland, and France from 1954 to 1974

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

1954 to 1974

Supplementary notes

*Includes both workers and non-workers.

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