Share of foreign citizens in Iceland 2005-2018

Close to 11 percent of the Icelandic population had foreign citizenships in 2018. The share of foreign citizens increased significantly in recent years; in 2005 the share was only 3.6 percent. In other words, the share of foreign citizens in Iceland tripled between 2005 and 2018. In 2018, the biggest share of the foreign citizens migrating to Iceland came from Poland.

Share of foreign citizens in Iceland from 2005 to 2018

Share of foreign citizens
201810.9%
20178.9%
20168%
2015 7.4%
2014 7%
2013 6.7%
2012 6.6%
2011 6.6%
2010 6.8%
2009 7.6%
2008 7.4%
2007 6%
2006 4.6%
2005 3.6%
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

2005 to 2018*

Supplementary notes

*Statistic shows the share of inhabitants as of January 1 for each year.

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