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02/06/2021
A. Annual series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 2000-2020
(Individuals)
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
2020 325,268,184 0.3 49,233,777 15.1 -2.2 157,418 0.0 0.3 -2.8
2019 324,355,831 0.4 50,340,046 15.5 0.4 161,936 0.0 0.3 -9.3
2018 323,156,080 0.9 50,142,002 15.5 3.7 178,500 0.1 0.4 -2.0
2017 320,371,994 0.5 48,295,479 15.1 2.1 182,219 0.1 0.4 18.7
2016 318,868,500 0.8 47,301,184 14.8 1.9 148,209 0.0 0.3 -9.5
2015 316,167,956 0.9 46,397,251 14.7 3.2 163,767 0.1 0.4 18.2
2014 313,443,193 0.8 44,905,632 14.3 2.1 134,003 0.0 0.3 -15.2
2013 310,817,022 0.6 43,960,023 14.2 -0.2 158,002 0.1 0.4 -5.2
2012 308,827,259 0.9 44,056,641 14.3 4.4 166,582 0.1 0.4 -6.2
2011 306,109,661 0.6 42,109,468 13.8 5.2 177,561 0.1 0.4 -7.4
2010 304,279,926 0.9 39,937,022 13.1 2.5 191,803 0.1 0.5 10.6
2009 301,482,827 0.8 38,947,597 12.9 -1.7 171,506 0.1 0.4 -21.2
2008 299,105,719 0.8 39,624,216 13.2 0.3 217,540 0.1 0.6 -18.4
2007 296,824,002 1.0 39,524,899 13.3 4.1 266,612 0.1 0.7 27.4
2006 293,834,358 0.9 37,910,218 12.9 1.3 193,621 0.1 0.5 7.3
2005 291,166,198 .. 37,408,445 12.8 -2.2 179,463 0.1 0.5 -4.7
2004 .. .. 38,234,138 .. 2.8 188,277 .. 0.5 -0.3
2003 .. .. 37,174,627 .. 3.2 188,874 .. 0.5 -1.0
2002 .. .. 35,978,543 .. 8.0 190,736 .. 0.5 -9.3
2001 .. .. 33,107,273 .. 8.6 210,269 .. 0.6 -3.8
2000 281,710,909 .. 30,268,247 10.8 .. 218,646 0.1 0.7 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 19/02/2021
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Born in Portugal
Note Some differences in the annual values of those born in Portugal and those born abroad may be due to the fact that the collection of information is done through sample processes. In some years there may be almost no change, which we think is due to the same reason.  The series of the foreign population and with Portuguese nationality used by OEm was altered on 30/04/2020 and all values were revised.   The total population and foreign-born data (2014 to 2019) were amended by the entity responsible and corrected by OEm on 05/05/2021.
Some differences in the annual values of those born in Portugal and those born abroad may be due to the fact that the collection of information is done through sample processes. In some years there may be almost no change, which we think is due to the same reason.
The value of Portuguese nationals refers only to persons born abroad with Portuguese nationality to reside in the .

Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from For the data relating country of birth see US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey – Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement (also known as "March Supplement"). OCDE, Data by Theme, Demography and Population – Migration Statistics, International Migration Database (foreign population and with Portuguese nationality); United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.1.1 Residents born in Portugal by sex, 2014-2020
(indivíduos)
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2020 157,418 78,317 49.8 79,101 50.2
2019 161,936 87,939 54.3 73,997 45.7
2018 178,500 101,385 56.8 77,115 43.2
2017 182,219 97,306 53.4 84,913 46.6
2016 148,209 67,125 45.3 81,084 54.7
2015 163,767 80,343 49.1 83,424 51.0
2014 134,003 68,843 51.4 65,160 48.6
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 04/05/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by sex
Note Some differences in the annual values of those born in Portugal and those born abroad may be due to the fact that the collection of information is done through sample processes. In some years there may be almost no change, which we think is due to the same reason.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey – Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement (also known as "March Supplement").
A.2 Foreign population, 2000-2020
(Individuals)
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
2020 325,268,184 0.3 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2019 324,355,831 0.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2018 323,156,080 0.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 320,371,994 0.5 22,415,312 7.0 -0.0 48,158 0.0 0.1 -21.0
2016 318,868,500 0.8 22,426,200 7.0 0.7 60,988 0.0 0.1 9.6
2015 316,167,956 0.9 22,263,361 7.0 1.1 55,111 0.0 0.1 -3.8
2014 313,443,193 0.8 22,016,426 7.0 -0.4 57,288 0.0 0.1 7.9
2013 310,817,022 0.6 22,114,981 7.1 -0.5 52,740 0.0 0.1 -7.0
2012 308,827,259 0.9 22,225,536 7.2 -1.0 56,704 0.0 0.1 -13.0
2011 306,109,661 0.6 22,460,563 7.3 3.6 65,163 0.0 0.2 -17.0
2010 304,279,926 0.9 21,640,993 7.1 -0.2 78,522 0.0 0.2 21.0
2009 301,482,827 0.8 21,685,745 7.2 -0.7 62,059 0.0 0.2 -8.8
2008 299,105,719 0.8 21,843,559 7.3 0.7 68,029 0.0 0.2 -2.0
2007 296,824,002 1.0 21,696,303 7.3 4.0 69,433 0.0 0.2 5.0
2006 293,834,358 0.9 20,836,032 7.1 4.7 65,963 0.0 0.2 -7.1
2005 291,166,198 .. 19,857,656 6.8 -3.8 71,039 0.0 0.2 ..
2004 .. .. 20,634,068 .. 0.7 .. .. .. ..
2003 .. .. 20,490,602 .. 9.6 .. .. .. ..
2002 .. .. 18,533,679 .. 4.2 .. .. .. ..
2001 .. .. 17,757,696 .. 6.6 .. .. .. ..
2000 281,710,909 .. 16,579,283 5.9 .. .. .. .. ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 19/02/2021
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Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
Note Some differences in the annual values of those born in Portugal and those born abroad may be due to the fact that the collection of information is done through sample processes. In some years there may be almost no change, which we think is due to the same reason.  The series of the foreign population and with Portuguese nationality used by OEm was altered on 30/04/2020 and all values were revised.   The total population and foreign-born data (2014 to 2019) were amended by the entity responsible and corrected by OEm on 05/05/2021.
Some differences in the annual values of those born in Portugal and those born abroad may be due to the fact that the collection of information is done through sample processes. In some years there may be almost no change, which we think is due to the same reason.
The value of Portuguese nationals refers only to persons born abroad with Portuguese nationality to reside in the .

Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from For the data relating country of birth see US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey – Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement (also known as "March Supplement"). OCDE, Data by Theme, Demography and Population – Migration Statistics, International Migration Database (foreign population and with Portuguese nationality); United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.2.1 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex, 2005-2017
(Individuals)
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2017 48,158 22,999 47.8 25,159 52.2
2016 60,988 27,703 45.4 33,285 54.6
2015 55,111 25,898 47.0 29,213 53.0
2014 57,288 30,754 53.7 26,534 46.3
2013 52,740 24,357 46.2 28,383 53.8
2012 56,704 27,550 48.6 29,154 51.4
2011 65,163 30,796 47.3 34,367 52.8
2010 78,522 37,125 47.3 41,397 52.7
2009 62,059 28,219 45.5 33,840 54.5
2008 68,029 31,448 46.2 36,581 53.8
2007 69,433 31,550 45.4 37,883 54.6
2006 65,963 30,965 47.0 34,998 53.1
2005 71,039 35,068 49.4 35,971 50.6
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 04/05/2021
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Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from OCDE, Data by Theme, Demography and Population – Migration Statistics, International Migration Database.
A.3 Consular registrations, 2008-2019
(Individuals)
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
2019 264,279 23.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2018 202,583 0.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 201,227 -36.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 315,808 38.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 194,728 -2.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 200,070 0.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 198,781 1.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 195,164 1.6 168,484 86.3 0.8 151,116 77.4 2.0
2011 191,987 0.9 167,173 87.1 -0.1 148,106 77.2 -20.9
2010 190,199 2.3 167,395 88.0 1.4 187,143 98.4 2.3
2009 185,860 3.8 164,989 88.8 1.3 182,828 98.4 3.6
2008 178,865 .. 162,898 91.1 .. 176,323 98.6 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 18/10/2020
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All consular resgistrations
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Portuguese consulates abroad and Consular Management System (DGACCP), values grantes upon request.
A.4 Foreign inflows, 2000-2019
(Individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in N % of total Change in
2019 1,031,765 -5.9 940 0.1 5.4
2018 1,096,611 -2.7 889 0.1 -5.3
2017 1,127,167 -4.8 939 0.1 -6.7
2016 1,183,505 11.2 1,006 0.1 14.8
2015 1,051,031 3.3 857 0.1 -3.9
2014 1,016,518 2.6 892 0.1 -2.8
2013 990,553 -4.0 918 0.1 11.7
2012 1,031,631 -2.9 811 0.1 -1.2
2011 1,062,040 1.8 821 0.1 8.0
2010 1,042,625 -7.8 755 0.1 -20.2
2009 1,130,818 2.1 946 0.1 18.4
2008 1,107,126 4.9 772 0.1 -24.2
2007 1,052,415 -16.9 1,019 0.1 -27.7
2006 1,266,129 11.4 1,409 0.1 20.2
2005 1,122,257 14.6 1,125 0.1 5.0
2004 957,883 26.6 1,069 0.1 24.4
2003 703,542 -33.6 808 0.1 -38.5
2002 1,059,356 0.0 1,313 0.1 -18.4
2001 1,058,902 20.6 1,609 0.2 16.5
2000 841,002 .. 1,343 0.2 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 28/10/2020
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Portuguese inflows
Note The entries correspond to permanent residence permits (including changes in status), by country of birth, for the fiscal year ending 30 September of the (civil) year that was marked and started on 1 October of the previous year.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from US Department of Homeland Security, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, Table 3 - Persons Obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status by region and country of birth.
A.5 Acquisition of citizenship of the destination country, 2000-2019
(Individuals)
Years Acquisition of citizenship by all foreigners Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
N Change in N % of total Change in
2019 843,593 9.7 1,712 0.2 -15.7
2018 761,901 7.2 2,031 0.3 11.0
2017 707,265 -6.1 1,807 0.3 7.9
2016 753,060 3.0 1,665 0.2 -1.5
2015 730,259 10.5 1,690 0.2 6.1
2014 653,416 -16.2 1,587 0.2 0.1
2013 779,929 2.9 1,585 0.2 -1.4
2012 757,434 8.3 1,607 0.2 11.3
2011 694,193 10.7 1,426 0.2 11.2
2010 619,913 -16.6 1,266 0.2 -40.9
2009 743,715 -28.9 2,143 0.3 -46.3
2008 1,046,539 36.9 3,988 0.4 37.2
2007 660,477 -6.0 2,506 0.4 -5.0
2006 702,589 14.0 2,638 0.4 8.9
2005 604,280 11.1 2,403 0.4 9.6
2004 537,151 13.8 2,173 0.4 6.3
2003 463,204 -19.3 2,037 0.4 -7.3
2002 573,708 -5.7 2,198 0.4 -20.9
2001 608,205 -31.6 2,780 0.5 -41.5
2000 888,788 .. 4,756 0.5 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 28/10/2020
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Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
Note The values presented in the table refer to fiscal years (from October 1 of the year prior to September 30 of the year indicated).
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from US Department of Homeland SecurityYearbook of Immigration Statistics, Table 21 - Persons Naturalized by Region and Country of Birth.
A.6 Remittances, 2000-2020
(Euros, thousands)
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
N Change in N Change in
2020 244,740 5.6 8,290 25.7 30
2019 231,110 -9.1 6,160 -23.4 38
2018 254,350 -3.1 8,040 -15.1 32
2017 262,560 7.4 9,470 -6.1 28
2016 243,170 13.6 10,080 7.9 24
2015 210,220 22.2 9,280 21.0 23
2014 163,450 14.2 7,330 2.6 22
2013 140,320 3.4 7,140 -15.7 20
2012 135,550 3.8 8,470 14.8 16
2011 130,420 0.3 7,220 16.9 18
2010 129,980 2.1 6,000 -0.5 22
2009 127,280 -25.8 6,030 -4.3 21
2008 171,460 -14.5 6,300 -18.2 27
2007 200,640 -10.0 7,700 -40.7 26
2006 223,000 2.1 12,980 -14.7 17
2005 218,370 -5.8 15,210 2.4 14
2004 231,900 -14.8 14,840 -1.7 16
2003 272,120 -26.9 15,100 -19.9 18
2002 372,450 -5.6 18,840 -30.1 20
2001 394,580 -11.0 26,940 5.8 15
2000 443,460 .. 25,370 .. 17
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 17/02/2021
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Remittances
Note The value of remittances sent to Portugal in 2019 was rectified by the responsible entity and amended by OEm on 17/02/2021.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Banco de PortugalBP stat, Estatísticas de balança de pagamentos, Remessas de emigrantes/imigrantes.
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