Share of foreign citizens in Iceland 2005-2019

Nearly 12.5 percent of the Icelandic population had foreign citizenships in 2019. 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 2019. In 2019, the biggest share of the foreign citizens migrating to Iceland came from Poland.

Share of foreign citizens in Iceland from 2005 to 2019

Share of foreign citizens
201912.4%
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

February 2019

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

2005 to 2019*

Supplementary notes

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

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