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A. Annual series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1996-2019
Years Total Population Foreign-born
All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total As a % of all foreign-born Change in
2019 37,411,047 2.2 7,960,657 21.3 1.3 148,513 0.4 1.9 -7.8
2017 36,624,199 6.3 7,861,226 21.5 -4.4 161,055 0.4 2.0 12.5
2016 34,460,060 -4.4 8,219,550 23.9 10.6 143,160 0.4 1.8 3.3
2015 36,026,676 9.7 7,428,657 20.6 2.9 138,589 0.4 1.9 -1.2
2011 32,852,325 -3.8 7,217,295 22.0 6.8 140,310 0.4 2.0 1.3
2010 34,147,564 9.3 6,761,226 19.8 9.3 138,520 0.4 2.0 -7.9
2006 31,241,030 -2.9 6,186,950 19.8 1.8 150,390 0.5 2.4 6.6
2005 32,164,309 7.2 6,078,985 18.9 11.6 141,057 0.4 2.3 -8.1
2001 30,007,095 -1.9 5,448,480 18.2 -1.2 153,530 0.5 2.8 -0.5
2000 30,588,383 6.0 5,511,914 18.0 10.9 154,283 0.5 2.8 -2.8
1996 28,846,761 .. 4,971,070 17.2 .. 158,815 0.6 3.2 ..
Note

Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population). 


The 2006 data of total population and with Portuguese nationality were amended by the responsible entity and updated by OEm on 18/03/2021.

 


The data from 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were revised by the UN and amended by OEm on 04/06/2021.


Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from

Statistics CanadaCensusNascidos no estrangeiro, 1996Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2001;  População estrangeira, 2001Nascidos em Portugal e no estrangeiro, 2006População estrangeira 2006População com nacionalidade portuguesa, 2006; Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, Censo 2011Censo 2016United Nations Statistics Division (2017) and United Nations Statistics Division (other data) (the UN data are estimates).


A.1.1 Residents born in Portugal by sex, 2000-2019
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2019 148,513 75,971 51.2 72,542 48.8
2017 161,055 82,046 51.0 79,009 49.1
2016 143,160 72,970 51.0 70,190 49.0
2015 138,589 70,894 51.2 67,695 48.8
2011 140,315 71,490 51.0 68,825 49.1
2010 138,520 70,566 51.0 67,954 49.1
2005 141,057 72,565 51.4 68,492 48.6
2000 154,283 79,855 51.8 74,428 48.2
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 05/05/2021
Note Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population).
The totals in this table may not correspond to those in table "A.1 Resident population by place of birth" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics Canada2011 Census2016 Census.
A.1.2 Residents born in Portugal by age group, 2011-2016
Years All foreign-born < 15 15-39 40-64 > 65
N N % of total N % of total N % of total N % of total
2016 143,155 1,520 1.1 16,462 11.5 76,778 53.6 48,395 33.8
2011 140,305 860 0.6 21,537 15.4 79,393 56.6 38,515 27.5
Note Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population).
A homogeneous distribution in the 35-44 group was assumed to match the groups used with the groups available from Statistics of Canada.
The totals in this table may not correspond to those in table "A.1 Resident population by place of birth" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics Canada2011 Census2016 Census.
A.2 Foreign population, 1996-2019
Years Total Population All foreign-born
All foreign-born Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total As a % of all foreigners Change in
2019 37,411,047 2.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 36,624,199 6.3 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 34,460,060 -4.4 2,425,190 7.0 .. 25,855 0.1 0.3 ..
2015 36,026,676 9.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2011 32,852,325 -3.8 1,957,015 6.0 .. 23,765 0.1 0.3 ..
2010 34,147,564 9.3 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2006 31,241,030 -2.9 1,760,865 5.6 .. 57,075 0.2 0.9 ..
2005 32,164,309 7.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2001 30,007,095 -1.9 1,370,005 4.6 .. .. .. .. ..
2000 30,588,383 6.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1996 28,846,761 .. 1,543,285 5.4 .. .. .. .. ..
Note Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population). 
The 2006 data of total population and with Portuguese nationality were amended by the responsible entity and updated by OEm on 18/03/2021.  
The data from 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 were revised by the UN and amended by OEm on 04/06/2021.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics CanadaCensusNascidos no estrangeiro, 1996Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2001;  População estrangeira, 2001Nascidos em Portugal e no estrangeiro, 2006População estrangeira 2006População com nacionalidade portuguesa, 2006; Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, Censo 2011Censo 2016United Nations Statistics Division (2017) and United Nations Statistics Division (other data) (the UN data are estimates).
A.2.1 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex, 2006-2016
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2016 25,855 12,565 48.6 13,290 51.4
2011 23,765 12,070 50.8 11,695 49.2
2006 57,080 29,130 51.0 27,950 49.0
Note Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population).
The totals in this table may not correspond to those in table "A.2 Foreign population" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics Canada, 2006 Census2011 Census2016 Census.
A.2.2 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by age group, 2011-2016
Years All foreign-born < 15 15-39 40-64 > 65
N N % of total N % of total N % of total N % of total
2016 25,855 965 3.7 6,472 25.0 13,518 52.3 4,900 0.0
2011 23,760 475 2.0 6,190 26.1 12,705 53.5 4,390 0.0
Note Data obtained by sampling (about 25% of the total population).
A homogeneous distribution in the 35-44 group was assumed to match the groups used with the groups available from Statistics of Canada.
The totals in this table may not correspond to those in table "A.2 Foreign population" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics Canada2011 Census2016 Census.
A.3 Consular registrations, 2008-2020
Years All registrations Registrations by migrants born in Portugal Registrations by migrants with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in N % of total Change in N % of total Change in
2020 188,826 4.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2019 181,645 34.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2018 135,301 -0.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 135,678 -3.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 139,924 -41.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 238,369 -3.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 246,432 63.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 151,087 12.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 133,954 1.1 103,653 77.4 2.1 115,786 86.4 1.9
2011 132,467 1.4 101,519 76.6 -1.1 113,649 85.8 -11.2
2010 130,607 3.2 102,603 78.6 2.3 128,052 98.0 3.2
2009 126,612 12.5 100,296 79.2 10.4 124,082 98.0 12.8
2008 112,552 .. 90,819 80.7 .. 110,054 97.8 ..
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Portuguese consulates abroad and Consular Management System (DGACCP), values granted under request.
A.4 Foreign inflows , 2000-2020
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in N % of total Change in
2020 184,590 -45.9 550 0.3 -35.7
2019 341,175 6.3 855 0.3 -1.2
2018 321,055 12.1 865 0.3 9.5
2017 286,510 -3.3 790 0.3 -7.6
2016 296,370 9.0 855 0.3 3.0
2015 271,840 4.4 830 0.3 30.3
2014 260,297 0.5 637 0.2 1.1
2013 259,033 0.5 630 0.2 12.5
2012 257,763 3.6 560 0.2 6.1
2011 248,702 -11.4 528 0.2 -16.1
2010 280,690 11.3 629 0.2 1.1
2009 252,170 2.0 622 0.2 -6.3
2008 247,243 4.4 664 0.3 64.8
2007 236,762 -5.9 403 0.2 -4.7
2006 251,649 -4.0 423 0.2 25.2
2005 262,246 11.2 338 0.1 0.6
2004 235,858 6.5 336 0.2 2.1
2003 221,396 -3.4 329 0.2 -9.1
2002 229,123 -8.6 362 0.2 -31.8
2001 250,656 10.2 531 0.2 13.5
2000 227,470 .. 468 0.2 ..
Note data from 2015 to 2018 have been reviewed by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and amended by OEm on 06/07/2021.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Citizenship and Immigration CanadaPermanent Resident Admissions, Permanent resident admissions by source country.
A.5 Acquisition of citizenship of the destination country, 2000-2019
Years Acquisition of citizenship by all foreigners Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
N Change in N % of total Change in
2019 250,151 41.8 653 0.3 135.7
2018 176,470 66.8 277 0.2 16.9
2017 105,813 -28.2 237 0.2 -58.7
2016 147,267 -41.4 574 0.4 -30.2
2015 251,144 -3.1 822 0.3 -44.4
2014 259,274 103.4 1,477 0.6 70.8
2013 127,470 13.9 865 0.7 4.6
2012 111,923 -37.6 827 0.7 -22.6
2011 179,451 25.0 1,068 0.6 -9.0
2010 143,579 -8.2 1,174 0.8 -11.1
2009 156,363 -11.5 1,321 0.8 -2.9
2008 176,617 -11.6 1,361 0.8 -20.9
2007 199,894 -23.4 1,720 0.9 -27.3
2006 260,838 31.2 2,365 0.9 6.4
2005 198,773 2.4 2,222 1.1 2.0
2004 194,130 24.8 2,178 1.1 77.2
2003 155,535 10.3 1,229 0.8 -12.6
2002 140,967 -15.8 1,407 1.0 -50.2
2001 167,353 -22.0 2,824 1.7 26.6
2000 214,568 .. 2,230 1.0 ..
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from OCDE, Data by Theme, Demography and Population – Migration Statistics, International Migration Database.
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A.6 Remittances, 2000-2021
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
Change in Change in
2021 27,850 26.6 4,000 60.0 7
2020 21,990 1.8 2,500 41.2 9
2019 21,610 0.5 1,770 -4.3 12
2018 21,510 -16.0 1,850 -11.1 12
2017 25,610 -18.4 2,080 -8.4 12
2016 31,400 -3.4 2,270 4.1 14
2015 32,490 -48.3 2,180 10.1 15
2014 62,890 47.0 1,980 -42.6 32
2013 42,790 -6.8 3,450 -14.4 12
2012 45,900 14.1 4,030 19.6 11
2011 40,220 -13.0 3,370 27.6 12
2010 46,250 10.5 2,640 15.3 18
2009 41,870 -26.2 2,290 -31.4 18
2008 56,760 -25.7 3,340 -34.1 17
2007 76,410 11.6 5,070 -16.1 15
2006 68,490 -6.6 6,040 -5.0 11
2005 73,300 -0.9 6,360 2.1 12
2004 73,950 -11.1 6,230 -9.4 12
2003 83,160 -8.7 6,880 -24.7 12
2002 91,100 -20.6 9,140 -5.6 10
2001 114,680 -21.3 9,680 115.6 12
2000 145,740 .. 4,490 .. 32
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Banco de PortugalBP stat, Estatísticas de balança de pagamentos, Remessas de emigrantes/imigrantes.
B. Census
B.1 Resident population by census and nationality, according to country of birth , 2011-2017
(indivíduos)
Nationality Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total Population 34,460,065 100.0 8,219,550 100.0 143,160 100.0
Nationality of the destination country 32,034,585 93.0 5,794,360 70.5 117,305 81.9
Foreign nationality 2,425,480 7.0 2,425,190 29.5 25,855 18.1
2011/2012            
Total Population 32,852,320 100.0 7,217,295 100.0 140,315 100.0
Nationality of the destination country 30,895,305 94.0 5,261,105 72.9 116,550 83.1
Foreign nationality 1,957,015 6.0 1,956,190 27.1 23,765 16.9
B.2 Resident population by census and sex, according to country of birth , 2011-2017
(indivíduos)
By sex Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total Population 34,460,060 100.0 8,219,560 100 143,160 100
Female 17,488,485 50.8 4,283,510 52.1 72,970 51.0
Male 16,971,575 49.2 3,936,050 47.9 70,190 49.0
2011/2012            
Total Population 32,852,325 100.0 7,217,295 100 140,315 100
Female 16,689,210 50.8 3,763,070 52.1 71,490 51.0
Male 16,163,115 49.2 3,454,225 47.9 68,825 49.1
B.3 Resident population by census and age group, according to country of birth , 2011-2017
(indivíduos)
By age group Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total Population 34,460,071 100.0 8,219,546 22.5 143,156 0.4
-15 Years 5,817,050 16.9 481,530 5.9 1,520 1.1
15-39 Years 11,062,188 32.1 2,657,353 32.3 16,463 11.5
40-64 Years 12,100,923 35.1 3,379,093 41.1 76,778 53.6
65+ Years 5,479,910 15.9 1,701,570 20.7 48,395 33.8
2011/2012            
Total Population 32,852,326 100.0 7,217,306 20.6 140,306 0.4
-15 Years 5,592,800 17.0 439,930 6.1 860 0.6
15-39 Years 10,848,733 33.0 2,324,633 32.2 21,538 15.4
40-64 Years 11,859,258 36.1 3,080,558 42.7 79,393 56.6
65+ Years 4,551,535 13.9 1,372,185 19.0 38,515 27.5