Foreigners in Luxembourg 2019, by nationality

In 2019, nearly 300,000 foreigners called the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg home. The largest group of foreign inhabitants came from Portugal, at just over 95,000. There were over twice as many Portuguese living in Luxembourg as any of other nationality. By comparison: the second largest group of foreigners, the French, numbered around 46,900 individuals. In total, Luxembourg had nearly 614,000 inhabitants that year.

Nearly half of Luxembourg’s population is of foreign origin

In 2019, the share of foreign nationals living in the country reached 47.5 percent. This was a slight decrease in comparison to the previous year, when the share of foreigners had peaked at 47.9 percent. In the last decade, Luxembourg’s foreign population share never dropped below 43 percent.

Foreign population by age and gender

Luxembourg’s foreign population counted approximately as many men as women, with men outnumbering women by just 8,300. The average foreigner was roughly between 25 and 55 years old, with those aged 35-39 making up the largest age group, at just under 30,000.

Number of foreigners in Luxembourg in 2019, by nationality (in 1,000s)*

Number of foreigners in thousands
Total foreigners 291.5
Portugal 95.5
France 46.9
Italy 22.5
Belgium 20
Germany 13
Britain 5.8
Netherlands 4.2
Other EU** 38.2
Other45.4
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Luxembourg

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Measured on January 1, 2018.

EU15; 2004-2006: EU25; 2007: EU27; since 2013: EU28.

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