Map: Metrocosm

Mapped: EU Population That Is Foreign-Born

Maps + Infographics
by Morgane Croissant Jun 28, 2017

USING DATA from the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social affairs that monitors global population trends, Max Galka, the man behind Metrocosm, created a map of to show the percentage of each EU country’s population that is foreign-born.

Luxembourg is the EU country who has the highest percentage of residents who were born abroad (44%), followed by Cyprus (22%), and Sweden and Austria (17%).

According to Galka, “Overall, 11% of the people living the EU were born somewhere other than the country where they currently reside. Of those, about 60% were born outside the EU and 40% come from a different country within the EU.”

Galka created another map with the same topic showing absolute numbers instead of percentages.

Here, Germany, with 12 million foreign-born residents, leads the way, followed by the UK (8.5 million), and France (7.8 million).

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For more about Galka’s map, check out his website here.

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