Number of foreign inhabitants in Iceland 2018, by country

Where did the foreign citizens living in Iceland come from? Within the foreign inhabitants living in Iceland in 2018, the biggest share originated from Poland. That year, about 17 thousand Polish citizens lived in Iceland. The second and third biggest groups of immigrants were from Denmark and Lithuania, followed by United States and Sweden. However, considering the number of newcomers migrating to Iceland in 2018, the ranking was to some extent different; Poland also ranked this list, and was the number one country of origin for the newcomers. But Lithuania and Romania were the second and third main countries of origin that year, followed by Latvia and the Czech Republic.

Number of foreign inhabitants in Iceland in 2018, by country

Number of inhabitants
Poland 17,010
Denmark 3,520
Lithuania 2,443
United States 2,266
Sweden 2,071
Philippines 1,878
Germany 1,862
United Kingdom 1,591
Latvia 1,353
Thailand 1,326
Norway 1,215
Romania 1,070
Foreign country not specified 1,051
Portugal 848
Spain 830
Viet Nam 771
France 722
China 658
Czech Republic 555
Slovakia 438
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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

2018

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