In the second quarter of 2013, some 9,160 foreign nationals immigrated to
Denmark, of which 1,857, or 20.2 per cent, were from Poland or Romania and
almost two thirds of whom were men.
On the other side of the equation, 5,028 Danish nationals returned to Denmark
from abroad, giving a total immigration figure of 14,189 – the highest
figure for a quarter since statistics on the subject began in 1983 and
compared to 12,371 in the second quarter of 2012.
The total number of immigrants and descendants of immigrants in Denmark is now
at 606,703, an increase of 21,116 or 3.6 per cent on last year.
Denmark’s total population is at around 5.6 million. Immigrants are defined as
people who are born abroad and whose parents are both foreign nationals or
Descendants are those who are born in Denmark but neither of whose parents are
either Danish citizens or were born in Denmark.
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