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Germany
02/10/2018
Annual Series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 2000-2017
(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 82,740,888 0.3 9,284,400 11.2 6.2 123,155 0.2 1.3 9.5
2016 82,521,653 0.4 8,744,215 10.6 11.2 112,430 0.1 1.3 1.9
2015 82,175,684 1.2 7,862,038 9.6 13.6 110,384 0.1 1.4 2.7
2014 81,197,537 0.5 6,920,193 8.5 8.1 107,470 0.1 1.6 3.3
2013 80,767,463 0.3 6,402,828 7.9 7.2 104,084 0.1 1.6 6.8
2012 80,523,746 0.2 5,975,210 7.4 5.5 97,445 0.1 1.6 5.5
2011 80,327,900 -1.8 5,664,681 7.1 3.5 92,343 0.1 1.6 2.4
2010 81,751,600 -0.1 5,473,547 6.7 1.5 90,148 0.1 1.6 -0.1
2009 81,802,300 0.0 5,393,264 6.6 -0.2 90,203 0.1 1.7 -1.1
2008 81,802,300 -0.5 5,401,777 6.6 0.0 91,225 0.1 1.7 -0.0
2007 82,217,837 -0.1 5,400,329 6.6 0.3 91,253 0.1 1.7 -0.4
2006 82,314,906 -0.2 5,386,568 6.6 0.4 91,651 0.1 1.7 -0.5
2005 82,437,995 -0.1 5,363,410 6.5 1.0 92,136 0.1 1.7 -1.1
2004 82,500,849 -0.0 5,312,860 6.4 -9.0 93,190 0.1 1.8 -11.4
2003 82,531,671 -0.0 5,834,577 7.1 0.5 105,135 0.1 1.8 -0.5
2002 82,536,700 0.1 5,804,263 7.0 0.9 105,667 0.1 1.8 -1.3
2001 82,440,300 0.2 5,755,232 7.0 1.3 107,057 0.1 1.9 -1.2
2000 82,259,500 .. 5,682,168 6.9 .. 108,397 0.1 1.9 ..
Last annual update: 14/06/2018
Note The numbers of the foreign and foreign-born population are based on the Central Register of Foreigners, whose statistics consider only individuals of foreign nationality residing in Germany for at least three months, including those born outside Germany and born in Germany. Values for those born in Portugal correspond to those born outside Germany with Portuguese nationality (the only data available), which may include those born in a country other than Portugal. There being no record of coutry of birth, this is the closest indicator of "Portugal as the country of birth" among residents in Germany.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland. The page with the data is only in German, Ausländische Bevölkerung, choose Fachserie 1 Reihe 2 - 2015, download excel, select tabelle 7  (foreign population) and choose the country of citizenship, below "Staatsangehörigkeit" (citizenship) and "ingesamt" (total). tabelle 1 (total population), tabelle 7  (foreign population, Portuguese and born abroad and in Portugal, 2014) and tabelle 3 (Portuguese and foreign population for previous years) (accessed in 30/06/2017) (remaining information granted upon request).
A.2 Foreign population, 2000-2017
(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 82,740,888 0.3 10,623,940 12.8 5.8 146,810 0.2 1.6 7.9
2016 82,521,653 0.4 10,039,080 12.2 10.2 136,080 0.2 1.6 1.6
2015 82,175,684 1.2 9,107,893 11.1 11.7 133,929 0.2 1.7 2.3
2014 81,197,537 0.5 8,152,968 10.0 6.8 130,882 0.2 1.9 2.8
2013 80,767,463 0.3 7,633,628 9.5 5.8 127,368 0.2 2.0 5.6
2012 80,523,746 0.2 7,213,708 9.0 4.1 120,560 0.2 2.0 4.4
2011 80,327,900 -1.8 6,930,896 8.6 2.6 115,530 0.2 2.0 2.1
2010 81,751,600 -0.1 6,753,621 8.3 0.9 113,208 0.1 2.1 -0.0
2009 81,802,300 0.0 6,694,776 8.2 -0.5 113,260 0.1 2.1 -1.0
2008 81,802,300 -0.5 6,727,618 8.2 -0.3 114,451 0.1 2.1 -0.1
2007 82,217,837 -0.1 6,744,879 8.2 -0.1 114,552 0.1 2.1 -0.4
2006 82,314,906 -0.2 6,751,002 8.2 -0.1 115,028 0.1 2.1 -0.5
2005 82,437,995 -0.1 6,755,811 8.2 0.6 115,606 0.2 2.2 -1.0
2004 82,500,849 -0.0 6,717,115 8.2 .. 116,730 0.2 2.2 ..
2003 82,531,671 -0.0 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2002 82,536,700 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2001 82,440,300 0.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
2000 82,259,500 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Last annual update:14/06/2018
Note The numbers of the foreign and foreign-born population are based on the Central Register of Foreigners, whose statistics consider only individuals of foreign nationality residing in Germany for at least three months, including those born outside Germany and born in Germany. Values for those born in Portugal correspond to those born outside Germany with Portuguese nationality (the only data available), which may include those born in a country other than Portugal. There being no record of coutry of birth, this is the closest indicator of "Portugal as the country of birth" among residents in Germany.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland. The page with the data is only in German, Ausländische Bevölkerung, choose Fachserie 1 Reihe 2 - 2015, download excel, select tabelle 7  (foreign population) and choose the country of citizenship, below "Staatsangehörigkeit" (citizenship) and "ingesamt" (total). tabelle 1 (total population), tabelle 7  (foreign population, Portuguese and born abroad and in Portugal, 2014) and tabelle 3 (Portuguese and foreign population for previous years) (accessed in 30/06/2017) (remaining information granted upon request).
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 147,992 -19.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 182,881 0.1 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 182,762 10.9 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 164,799 -4.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 171,933 0.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 171,166 3.9 117,327 68.6 1.5 166,108 97.0 2.6
2011 164,770 1.4 115,605 70.2 0.4 161,911 98.3 -0.2
2010 162,472 9.4 115,189 70.9 2.6 162,222 99.8 10.0
2009 148,456 2.8 112,279 75.6 3.8 147,415 99.3 2.1
2008 144,489 .. 108,167 74.9 .. 144,339 99.9 ..
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Portuguese conculates abroad and Consular Management System (DGACCP), values granted upon request.
A.4 Foreign inflows, 2001-2017
(individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2017 1,391,515 -20.6 17,750 1.3 101.5
2016 1,751,360 5.9 8,810 0.5 -4.2
2015 1,654,092 44.4 9,195 0.6 -9.2
2014 1,145,953 22.8 10,121 0.9 -11.2
2013 932,920 23.5 11,401 1.2 25.9
2012 755,318 24.0 9,054 1.2 57.4
2011 609,184 29.0 5,752 1.0 35.7
2010 472,105 14.5 4,238 0.9 -5.2
2009 412,404 2.2 4,468 1.1 6.0
2008 403,432 0.3 4,214 1.0 11.9
2007 402,397 5.1 3,766 0.9 11.7
2006 382,772 -4.7 3,371 0.9 -1.4
2005 401,493 -33.3 3,418 0.9 -38.6
2004 602,182 0.1 5,570 0.9 -20.2
2003 601,759 -8.6 6,981 1.2 -12.2
2002 658,341 -3.9 7,955 1.2 -14.4
2001 685,259 .. 9,287 1.4 ..
Last annual update: 14/06/2018
Note The incoming flows include the number of foreigners born in Germany in the year in question; only those entries that comply with the criteria of the Central Register of Foreigners, which omit movements of a temporary nature, are considered.

The values of Portuguese inflow into Germany in 2017 are inflated due to registration problems in the years of 2015 and 2016. Most of the entries registered in 2017 actually occurred in those two previous years. According to information from the German Central Register of Foreigners, of the 17,750 entries registered in 2017, only 7,095 occurred in that year. The remaining 10,655 entries occurred in previous years, but were only recorded in 2017. The values of this indicator for the years of 2015 and 2016 are, therefore subcontracted. Those of 2017 are inflated and the growth registered between 2016 and 2017 is not real.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistisches Bundesamt DeutschlandAusländische Bevölkerung Fachserie 1 Reihe 2, tabelle 14, download only available in german and information granted under request.
A.5 Acquisition of citizenship of the destination country, 2000-2017
(individuals)
Years Acquisition of citizenship by all foreigners Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2017 112,211 1.7 803 0.7 6.2
2016 110,383 2.9 756 0.7 7.8
2015 107,317 -1.0 701 0.7 21.3
2014 108,422 -3.5 578 0.5 13.3
2013 112,353 0.0 510 0.5 14.9
2012 112,348 5.1 444 0.4 18.1
2011 106,897 5.2 376 0.4 45.2
2010 101,570 5.7 259 0.3 -6.5
2009 96,122 1.8 277 0.3 -6.7
2008 94,470 -16.4 297 0.3 25.3
2007 113,030 -9.3 237 0.2 -27.5
2006 124,566 6.2 327 0.3 4.5
2005 117,241 -7.8 313 0.3 6.8
2004 127,153 -9.6 293 0.2 -4.9
2003 140,731 -8.9 308 0.2 26.8
2002 154,547 -13.2 243 0.2 -16.2
2001 178,098 -4.6 290 0.2 26.6
2000 186,688 .. 229 0.1 ..
Last annual update: 14/06/2018
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Statistisches Bundesamt DeutschlandEinbürgerungen - Fachserie 1 Reihe 2.1, available for download only in german, tabelle 3b.
A.6 Remittances, 2000-2017
(euros, thousands)
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
  Change in %   Change in %
2017 240,440 -5.2 4,620 -19.9 52
2016 253,710 -0.7 5,770 24.4 44
2015 255,470 30.2 4,640 5.9 55
2014 196,190 -0.5 4,380 5.3 45
2013 197,250 14.1 4,160 -26.6 47
2012 172,940 52.5 5,670 0.2 30
2011 113,420 -5.8 5,660 22.8 20
2010 120,420 -0.4 4,610 4.5 26
2009 120,860 -18.2 4,410 3.0 27
2008 147,660 -13.4 4,280 -46.4 34
2007 170,560 1.0 7,980 -17.5 21
2006 168,900 2.7 9,670 -11.1 17
2005 164,520 -8.0 10,880 -1.2 15
2004 178,780 -13.1 11,010 18.4 16
2003 205,640 -0.1 9,300 21.1 22
2002 205,810 -36.7 7,680 9.2 27
2001 325,240 17.1 7,030 -7.0 46
2000 277,820 .. 7,560 .. 37
Last annual update: 22/02/2018
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, 2011-2012
(individuals)
Census by nationality Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total 79,586,370 100 10,876,190 100 75,110 100
National 73,571,500 92.4 6,625,980 60.9 6,740 9.0
Foreign 6,014,870 7.6 4,250,210 39.1 68,370 91.0
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Note Other situation or missing values: 66,000  
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub
B.2 Resident population by census and sex, according to country of birth, 2011-2012
(individuals)
Census by sex Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total 79,652,370 100 10,906,260 100 75,110 100
Male 38,829,120 48.8 5,146,850 47.2 40,440 53.8
Female 40,823,250 51.3 5,759,410 52.8 34,670 46.2
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub
B.3 Resident population by census and age group, according to country of birth, 2011-2012
(individuals)
Census by age group Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total 79,652,390 100 10,906,280 100 75,130 100
-15 Years 10,743,240 13.5 311,360 2.9 2,540 3.4
15-39 Years 23,032,050 28.9 3,419,890 31.4 22,940 30.5
40-64 Years 29,492,750 37.0 3,925,020 36.0 39,080 52.0
65+ Years 16,384,350 20.6 3,250,010 29.8 10,570 14.1
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Note In the source, the sum of the categories includes 20 more individuals than the total indicated.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub
B.5 Resident population by census and labour force status, according to country of birth, 2011-2012
(individuals)
Census by labour force status Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total 79,652,370 100 10,906,260 100 75,110 100
Employed 40,179,720 50.4 5,193,320 47.6 48,410 64.5
Unemployed 2,156,900 2.7 435,440 4.0 2,430 3.2
Inactive 37,315,750 46.8 5,277,500 48.4 24,270 32.3
Last annual update: 02/10/2018
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub
Notes
[ .. ] data not available, residual data, not applicable
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Data [+]

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

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

OECD: international migration database

Highlights

Portuguese emigration to Germany in 2017 seems superior to what really is

Fewer Portuguese entries in Germany for the third consecutive year

Portuguese inflow into Germany decreased in 2014 and 2015

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The evolution of Portuguese emigration in distinct modalities
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Football in the image of modern Portugal among Luso-descendants
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TRANSITS Project

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Portuguese Emigration Factbook 2017

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Bibliography

(2016), A Vida Numa Mala, null, Oxalá Editora

(2016Transferências Alimentares no Espaço da Diáspora Portuguesa), Entre Espacios: La Historia Latinoamericana En El Contexto Global. ​Actas Del XVII Congreso Internacional de La Asociación de Historiadores Latinoamericanistas Europeos (AHILA) Freie Universität Berlín, 9-13 de Septiembre de 2014, null, pp. 730-744, {6}

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