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27/02/2019
Annual Series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1996-2017
(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 36,624,199 6.3 7,861,226 21.5 -4.4 161,055 0.4 2.0 12.5
2016 34,460,060 -4.2 8,219,550 23.9 8.7 143,160 0.4 1.8 -7.6
2015 35,949,709 9.4 7,561,226 21.0 4.8 154,909 0.4 2.0 10.4
2011 32,852,325 -3.9 7,217,295 22.0 6.8 140,310 0.4 2.0 1.3
2010 34,168,668 8.1 6,761,226 19.8 9.3 138,520 0.4 2.0 -7.9
2006 31,612,897 -2.1 6,186,950 19.6 1.8 150,390 0.5 2.4 6.6
2005 32,287,980 7.6 6,078,985 18.8 11.6 141,057 0.4 2.3 -8.1
2001 30,007,095 -2.4 5,448,480 18.2 -1.2 153,530 0.5 2.8 -0.5
2000 30,735,773 6.6 5,511,914 17.9 10.9 154,283 0.5 2.8 -2.9
1996 28,846,761 .. 4,971,070 17.2 .. 158,815 0.6 3.2 ..
Last annual update: 26/10/2017
A.2 Foreign population, 1996-2017
(individuals)
Years Total population Foreigners
All foreigners Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in % N As a % of total population As a % of all foreigners Change in %
2017 36,624,199 6.3 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 34,460,060 -4.2 2,425,190 7.0 .. 25,855 0.1 0.3 ..
2015 35,949,709 9.4 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2011 32,852,325 -3.9 1,957,015 6.0 .. 23,765 0.1 0.3 ..
2010 34,168,668 8.1 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2006 31,612,897 -2.1 1,760,865 5.6 .. 31,795 0.1 0.5 ..
2005 32,287,980 7.6 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2001 30,007,095 -2.4 1,370,005 4.6 .. .. .. .. ..
2000 30,735,773 6.6 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1996 28,846,761 .. 1,543,285 5.4 .. .. .. .. ..
Last annual update:26/10/2017
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 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 ..
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, 2000-2017
(individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2017 .. .. 785 .. -7.1
2016 .. .. 845 .. 3.0
2015 271,847 4.4 820 0.3 29.1
2014 260,282 0.5 635 0.2 0.8
2013 259,039 0.5 630 0.2 12.5
2012 257,809 3.6 560 0.2 5.7
2011 248,732 -11.4 530 0.2 -15.7
2010 280,730 11.3 629 0.2 1.1
2009 252,218 2.0 622 0.2 -6.5
2008 247,261 4.4 665 0.3 65.0
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 ..
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Note data from 2000 to 2015, was revised in 2016 by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Data relative to 2015 are preliminary.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Citizenship and Immigration CanadaPermanent Resident Admissions, Permanent resident admissions by source country. Data for 2016 and 2017 granted upon request.
A.5 Acquisition of citizenship of the destination country, 2000-2016
(individuals)
Years Acquisition of citizenship by all foreigners Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2016 148,103 -41.0 575 0.4 -30.0
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 -12.7
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 ..
Last annual update: 17/08/2018
Note Data rectified by the responsable entity and amended by the OEm on 17/08/2018.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from OCDE, Data by Theme, Demography and Population – Migration Statistics, International Migration Database.
A.6 Remittances, 2000-2018
(euros, thousands)
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
  Change in %   Change in %
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 27.7 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
Last annual update: 27/02/2019
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.1 Resident population by census and nationality, according to country of birth, 2011-2017
(individuals)
Census by nationality Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total 34,460,065 100 8,219,550 100 143,160 100
National 32,034,585 93.0 5,794,360 70.5 117,305 81.9
Foreign 2,425,480 7.0 2,425,190 29.5 25,855 18.1
2011/2012            
Total 32,852,320 100 7,217,295 100 140,315 100
National 30,895,305 94.0 5,261,105 72.9 116,550 83.1
Foreign 1,957,015 6.0 1,956,190 27.1 23,765 16.9
Last annual update: 27/04/2018
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics of CanadaCensus.
B.2 Resident population by census and sex, according to country of birth, 2011-2017
(individuals)
Census by sex Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total 34,460,060 100 8,219,560 100 143,160 100
Male 16,971,575 49.2 3,936,050 47.9 70,190 49.0
Female 17,488,485 50.8 4,283,510 52.1 72,970 51.0
2011/2012            
Total 32,852,325 100 7,217,295 100 140,315 100
Male 16,163,115 49.2 3,454,225 47.9 68,825 49.1
Female 16,689,210 50.8 3,763,070 52.1 71,490 51.0
Last annual update: 27/02/2019
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics of CanadaCensus.
B.3 Resident population by census and age group, according to country of birth, 2011-2017
(individuals)
Census by age group Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2016/2017            
Total 34,460,071 100 8,219,546 100 143,156 100
-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 32,852,326 100 7,217,306 100 140,306 100
-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
Last annual update: 27/04/2018
Note Note: A homogeneous distribution was assumed in the 35-44 group to match the groups used and the groups provided in the Statistics of Canada.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistics of CanadaCensus.
Notes
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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)

OECD: database on immigrants in OECD and non-OECD countries (DIOC)

Highlights

Portuguese inflow into Canada decreases in 2017

Growth of the number of Portuguese inflow into Canada decelerated in 2016

Number of Portuguese inflows into Canada remains low but increases again in 2015

Interviews [+]

The Participation of Portuguese emigrants in the elections
[A participação dos emigrantes portugueses nas eleições]

Broad comparative perspective of Portuguese migration

Between the status of emigrant and the condition of middle-class Canadians
[Entre a condição de emigrante e a condição de canadianos de classe média]

News and events [+]

Publications [+]

Portuguese Emigration. Statistical Report 2018
[Emigração Portuguesa. Relatório Estatístico 2018]

Portuguese emigration to Canada, 1966-2016

Portuguese Emigration Factbook 2017

Resources [+]

Bibliography

(2016), La langue et son parcours dans le temps et dans l’espace : La « communauté portugaise » à Montréal, Cahiers de l´URMIS, null,

Filmography

João Sardinha; António João Saraiva (2,012), Regressa Urgente (Return Urgent), 52, Portugal , Canadá, N eel Naik - Ra Atelier, (Documentário)

Research Centers

CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre

SAMP – Southern African Migration Project

Metropolis Canada

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