Number of foreign inhabitants in Iceland 2019, by country

Where did the foreign citizens living in Iceland come from? Within the foreign inhabitants living in Iceland in 2019, the biggest share originated from Poland. That year, about 19 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 2019, by country

Number of inhabitants
Poland 19,210
Denmark 3,590
Lithuania 2,906
United States 2,386
Sweden 2,161
Philippines 2,094
Germany 1,969
Latvia 1,762
United Kingdom 1,702
Romania 1,536
Thailand 1,375
Norway 1,275
Portugal 993
Spain 909
Viet Nam 840
France 835
Czech Republic 744
China 686
Croatia 657
Italy482
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

2019

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