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Brazil
26/02/2019
Annual Series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1991-2017
(individuals)
Years Total Population Foreign-born
All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in % N As a % of total population As a % of all foreign-born Change in %
2017 209,288,278 1.6 735,557 0.4 2.6 169,069 0.1 23.0 2.6
2015 205,962,108 8.0 716,568 0.4 20.9 164,705 0.1 23.0 19.4
2010 190,755,799 2.1 592,570 0.3 -7.2 137,973 0.1 23.3 -21.8
2005 186,917,361 10.0 638,582 0.4 -6.6 176,510 0.1 27.6 -17.2
2000 169,872,856 15.7 683,830 0.4 -10.9 213,203 0.1 31.2 -19.1
1991 146,815,803 .. 767,785 0.5 .. 263,609 0.2 34.3 ..
Last annual update: 18/04/2018
Note all data in the table are census.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGECensos demográficos (Information for 2010 granted under request in July 2012); IMILA, Investigación Migración Internacional de Latinoamérica (Foreign born 2000) Centro Latinoamericano e Caribeño de Población (CELADE), División de Población de la CEPAL, Santiago, Chile; United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.2 Foreign population, 1991-2017
(individuals)
Years Total population Foreigners
All foreigners Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %   As a % of total population As a % of all foreigners Change in %
2017 209,288,278 1.6 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 205,962,108 8.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2010 190,755,799 2.1 431,320 0.2 .. .. .. .. ..
2005 186,917,361 10.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2000 169,872,856 15.7 510,067 0.3 -15.9 .. .. .. ..
1991 146,815,803 .. 606,624 0.4 .. .. .. .. ..
Last annual update:18/04/2018
Note all data in the table are census.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – IBGECensos demográficos (Information for 2010 granted under request in July 2012); IMILA, Investigación Migración Internacional de Latinoamérica (Foreign born 2000) Centro Latinoamericano e Caribeño de Población (CELADE), División de Población de la CEPAL, Santiago, Chile; United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.3 Consular registrations, 2008-2017
(individuals)
Years All registrations Registrations by migrants born in Portugal Registrations by migrants with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in % N As a % of all registrations Change in % N As a % of all registrations Change in %
2017 687,322 2.9 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 667,928 -0.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 670,760 4.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 644,903 10.8 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 581,869 -5.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 612,203 2.6 425,396 69.5 -0.0 558,737 91.3 2.2
2011 596,668 -15.4 425,449 71.3 4.7 546,713 91.6 -1.0
2010 705,615 4.0 406,242 57.6 3.1 552,264 78.3 5.2
2009 678,822 5.0 394,026 58.0 2.6 524,847 77.3 6.4
2008 646,677 .. 384,255 59.4 .. 493,227 76.3 ..
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
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, 2004-2015
(individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2015 36,868 -21.1 1,294 3.5 -32.6
2014 46,740 -25.1 1,921 4.1 -34.1
2013 62,387 -14.6 2,913 4.7 29.6
2012 73,022 3.6 2,247 3.1 43.7
2011 70,524 25.9 1,564 2.2 96.0
2010 56,006 30.5 798 1.4 12.7
2009 42,914 -2.5 708 1.6 4.3
2008 43,993 49.2 679 1.6 23.5
2007 29,488 15.9 550 1.9 15.3
2006 25,440 5.3 477 1.9 -19.8
2005 24,158 19.8 595 2.5 23.4
2004 20,162 .. 482 2.4 ..
Last annual update: 26/02/2019
Note the values are referent to authorizations granted to foreigners by country of origin. The values for 2014 were rectified by the entity in charge on 27/06/2014.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, Gabinete do Ministro, Coordenação Geral de Imigração (CGIg), Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2010 accessed in 30/05/2011); Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2011(accessed in 05/09/2012); Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2012 (accessed in 15/04/2013); Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2013 (accessed in 01/07/2014), Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2014 (accessed in 22/07/2015), Autorizações concedidas a estrangeiros por país de origem até 2015 (accessed in 27/06/2016).
A.6 Remittances, 2000-2018
(euros, thousands)
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
  Change in % N Change in %
2018 19,220 -22.6 253,590 14.4 0
2017 24,820 17.1 221,720 -3.2 0
2016 21,200 6.3 229,060 -1.0 0
2015 19,950 -25.6 231,380 -9.4 0
2014 26,830 62.4 255,300 0.8 0
2013 16,520 54.0 253,250 12.2 0
2012 10,730 22.9 225,650 -18.7 0
2011 8,730 -17.6 277,570 -9.4 0
2010 10,590 18.9 306,350 -1.2 0
2009 8,910 -8.7 309,960 -6.6 0
2008 9,760 25.0 331,710 6.4 0
2007 7,810 -4.6 311,840 -10.6 0
2006 8,190 -7.7 348,660 30.3 0
2005 8,870 34.8 267,590 23.6 0
2004 6,580 -30.6 216,470 28.1 0
2003 9,480 -41.7 168,980 94.2 0
2002 16,260 15.1 87,000 65.2 0
2001 14,130 -20.5 52,660 55.8 0
2000 17,780 .. 33,790 .. 1
Last annual update: 26/02/2019
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Banco de PortugalBP stat, Exploração multidimensional, Quadros predefinidos, Estatísticas de balança de pagamentos, Remessas de emigrantes/imigrantes.
Census
B.2 Resident population by census and sex, according to country of birth, 1991-2011
(individuals)
Census by sex Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2010/2011            
Total .. 100 .. 100 137,972 100
Male .. .. .. .. 69,918 50.7
Female .. .. .. .. 68,054 49.3
2000/2001            
Total .. 100 .. 100 213,203 100
Male .. .. .. .. 110,994 52.1
Female .. .. .. .. 102,209 47.9
1991/1992            
Total .. 100 .. 100 263,610 100
Male .. .. .. .. 140,322 53.2
Female .. .. .. .. 123,288 46.8
Last annual update: 26/02/2019
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from United Nations, CEPAL
B.3 Resident population by census and age group, according to country of birth, 1991-2011
(individuals)
Census by age group Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2010/2011            
Total .. 100 .. 100 137,973 100
-15 Years .. .. .. .. 3,652 2.6
15-39 Years .. .. .. .. 5,363 3.9
40-64 Years .. .. .. .. 46,126 33.4
65+ Years .. .. .. .. 82,832 60.0
2000/2001            
Total .. 100 .. 100 213,203 100
-15 Years .. .. .. .. 1,097 0.5
15-39 Years .. .. .. .. 9,362 4.4
40-64 Years .. .. .. .. 103,616 48.6
65+ Years .. .. .. .. 99,128 46.5
1991/1992            
Total .. 100 .. 100 263,610 100
-15 Years .. .. .. .. 1,143 0.4
15-39 Years .. .. .. .. 31,346 11.9
40-64 Years .. .. .. .. 146,817 55.7
65+ Years .. .. .. .. 84,304 32.0
Last annual update: 26/02/2019
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from United Nations, CEPAL
B.5 Resident population by census and labour force status, according to country of birth, 1991-2011
(individuals)
Census by labour force status Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2010/2011            
Total .. 100 .. 100 134,950 100
Employed .. .. .. .. 47,222 35.0
Unemployed .. .. .. .. .. 0.0
Inactive .. .. .. .. 87,728 65.0
2000/2001            
Total .. 100 .. 100 212,432 100
Employed .. .. .. .. 84,886 40.0
Unemployed .. .. .. .. .. 0.0
Inactive .. .. .. .. 127,546 60.0
1991/1992            
Total .. 100 .. 100 263,246 100
Employed .. .. .. .. 119,273 45.3
Unemployed .. .. .. .. .. 0.0
Inactive .. .. .. .. 143,973 54.7
Last annual update: 26/02/2019
Note In the source there is no distinction between actively employed and actively unemployed. Population with 15 years and over.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Nações Unidas, CEPAL
Notes
[ .. ] data not available, residual data, not applicable
e estimate
Data

United Nations, ECLA: online data base on the investigation of international migration in Latin America and the Caribbean (IMILA)

United Nations, DESA, Population Division: international migrant stock (the 2015 revision)

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Bibliography

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