FR
France
03/06/2019
Annual Series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1999-2015
(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 %
2015 66,190,280 0.4 6,169,123 9.3 3.4 621,777 0.9 10.1 1.0
2014 65,907,160 0.5 5,967,359 9.1 2.3 615,573 0.9 10.3 1.4
2013 65,564,756 0.5 5,835,344 8.9 2.1 606,897 0.9 10.4 1.3
2012 65,241,240 0.5 5,714,045 8.8 2.0 599,333 0.9 10.5 1.2
2011 64,933,400 0.5 5,605,167 8.6 1.7 592,281 0.9 10.6 0.7
2010 64,612,940 0.5 5,514,154 8.5 1.5 588,276 0.9 10.7 0.6
2009 64,305,000 3.5 5,433,000 8.4 3.8 585,000 0.9 10.8 0.8
2008 62,134,866 0.6 5,236,607 8.4 -0.3 580,240 0.9 11.1 0.7
2007 61,795,238 -2.2 5,252,696 8.5 2.3 576,084 0.9 11.0 1.1
2006 63,186,098 3.0 5,136,294 8.1 3.6 569,600 0.9 11.1 0.5
2005 61,365,000 3.0 4,959,000 8.1 -21.0 567,000 0.9 11.4 -31.8
2000 59,608,201 -0.9 6,278,718 10.5 45.8 831,900 1.4 13.2 45.5
1999 60,151,239 .. 4,306,094 7.2 .. 571,874 1.0 13.3 ..
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note The values of those born abroad and in Portugal in 2006 and of foreigners and Portuguese in 2005 are reported on January 1 of the respective years, according to the statistics institute.
The value of those born abroad in 2015 was rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 03/06/2019.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiquesNascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, estrangeiros e portugueses, 2005Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2006Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2006Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2007Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2007Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2008Estrangeiros e portugueses 2008, Etrangers selon le sexe, la catégorie de population et la nationalité détaillée (accessed in 22/11/2012, Latest updated values; The figures for 2009 were accessed on the same date but were no longer available at the previous link); Nascidos no estrangeiro em Portugal, 2010, Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2010. The values of country of birth for the year 2011 were accessed through the category "Les immigrée par sexe, âge et pays de naissance" and nationality "Population par catégorie socioprofessionnelle et nationalité". The values of nationality from 2012 onwards, were accessed through the category "Population par sexe, âge et nationalité" and country of birth "Répartition des immigrés par pays de naissance"; United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.2 Foreign population, 1999-2015
(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 %
2015 66,190,280 0.4 4,335,449 6.6 3.2 541,569 0.8 8.8 2.1
2014 65,907,160 0.5 4,199,934 6.4 2.8 530,557 0.8 8.9 2.1
2013 65,564,756 0.5 4,083,857 6.2 2.6 519,500 0.8 8.9 2.0
2012 65,241,240 0.5 3,980,635 6.1 2.4 509,254 0.8 8.9 1.5
2011 64,933,400 0.5 3,888,977 6.0 1.9 501,810 0.8 9.0 1.3
2010 64,612,940 0.5 3,817,562 5.9 1.2 495,454 0.8 9.0 0.5
2009 64,305,000 3.5 3,771,000 5.9 1.5 493,000 0.8 9.1 0.5
2008 62,134,866 0.6 3,714,505 6.0 0.9 490,724 0.8 9.4 0.1
2007 61,795,238 -2.2 3,682,218 6.0 0.9 490,444 0.8 9.3 -0.1
2006 63,186,098 3.0 3,647,966 5.8 4.2 490,851 0.8 9.6 -0.2
2005 61,365,000 3.0 3,501,000 5.7 .. 492,000 0.8 9.9 ..
2000 59,608,201 -0.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1999 60,151,239 .. 3,263,186 5.4 .. 555,383 0.9 12.9 ..
Last annual update:03/06/2019
Note The values of those born abroad and in Portugal in 2006 and of foreigners and Portuguese in 2005 are reported on January 1 of the respective years, according to the statistics institute.
The value of those born abroad in 2015 was rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 03/06/2019.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiquesNascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, estrangeiros e portugueses, 2005Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2006Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2006Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2007Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2007Nascidos no estrangeiro e em Portugal, 2008Estrangeiros e portugueses 2008, Etrangers selon le sexe, la catégorie de population et la nationalité détaillée (accessed in 22/11/2012, Latest updated values; The figures for 2009 were accessed on the same date but were no longer available at the previous link); Nascidos no estrangeiro em Portugal, 2010, Estrangeiros e portugueses, 2010. The values of country of birth for the year 2011 were accessed through the category "Les immigrée par sexe, âge et pays de naissance" and nationality "Population par catégorie socioprofessionnelle et nationalité". The values of nationality from 2012 onwards, were accessed through the category "Population par sexe, âge et nationalité" and country of birth "Répartition des immigrés par pays de naissance"; 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 1,258,953 -2.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 1,284,196 -4.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 1,346,472 20.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 1,122,564 -9.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 1,243,419 4.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 1,190,798 2.5 817,138 68.6 2.0 992,181 83.3 2.5
2011 1,161,900 1.4 801,180 69.0 1.3 967,713 83.3 -14.5
2010 1,145,531 3.1 790,798 69.0 2.3 1,132,048 98.8 3.1
2009 1,111,438 3.0 773,258 69.6 16.0 1,097,973 98.8 6.5
2008 1,079,524 .. 666,414 61.7 .. 1,031,082 95.5 ..
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, 2002-2013
(individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in % N As a % of total population Change in %
2013 235,000 2.4 18,480 7.9 0.6
2012 229,600 8.8 18,370 8.0 ..
2008 211,055 5.7 .. .. ..
2007 199,658 -2.1 .. .. ..
2006 203,989 -1.7 .. .. ..
2005 207,562 -2.0 .. .. ..
2004 211,863 -1.6 .. .. ..
2003 215,397 4.7 .. .. ..
2002 205,707 .. .. .. ..
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note Note: Data published by the Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques (INSEE) are five-year averages. That is, the value of entries in 2013 is, in fact, the average of the calculated values, by sampling, for the years of 2011 to 2015. It is a methodology that aims to minimize sample errors and not build a series marked by apparent systematic variations due, in most cases, to those same errors.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut National Etudes DémographiquesStatistiques sur les flux d'immigration (data from 2000-2008) (accessed in 25/08/2011). Institut National de la Statistique et de Études Économiques (from 2012) (accessed in 02/03/2017).
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 119,152 4.9 2,579 2.2 -17.0
2015 113,608 7.6 3,109 2.7 -7.1
2014 105,613 8.6 3,345 3.2 -14.0
2013 97,276 1.3 3,887 4.0 -9.5
2012 96,051 -16.2 4,294 4.5 -9.0
2011 114,569 -20.0 4,720 4.1 -17.5
2010 143,261 5.5 5,723 4.0 -13.1
2009 135,822 -1.2 6,583 4.8 -15.4
2008 137,452 4.1 7,778 5.7 107.5
2007 132,002 -10.7 3,749 2.8 -64.4
2006 147,868 -4.4 10,524 7.1 18.5
2005 154,643 -8.4 8,884 5.8 -19.2
2004 168,845 16.7 10,988 6.5 14.7
2003 144,649 12.9 9,577 6.6 8.3
2002 128,097 0.4 8,844 6.9 -3.7
2001 127,548 -15.0 9,182 7.2 -18.0
2000 150,026 .. 11,201 7.5 ..
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Ministère de l´Intèrieur, Immigration, Asile, Accueil et Accompagnement des Étrangers en France,  "Acquisitions de la nationalité française" (accessed in 11/10/2016).
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 1,133,290 -1.6 28,180 -6.1 40
2017 1,151,040 2.5 30,000 11.6 38
2016 1,122,570 8.7 26,870 41.2 42
2015 1,033,120 17.1 19,030 1.3 54
2014 882,180 -1.4 18,780 -6.8 47
2013 894,930 5.8 20,150 1.7 44
2012 846,150 -2.5 19,820 -5.4 43
2011 867,610 -3.5 20,950 17.6 41
2010 899,160 1.3 17,810 12.4 50
2009 887,440 -9.7 15,850 2.6 56
2008 983,030 -4.2 15,450 -16.4 64
2007 1,026,190 4.8 18,470 -2.3 56
2006 978,950 7.7 18,910 -25.0 52
2005 908,870 -5.7 25,200 2.2 36
2004 964,130 8.8 24,660 4.6 39
2003 886,090 -5.2 23,580 -13.8 38
2002 934,480 -38.5 27,360 -3.8 34
2001 1,520,420 13.8 28,430 17.0 53
2000 1,335,470 .. 24,310 .. 55
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, 2011-2012
(individuals)
Census by nationality Total population All foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total 64,931,323 100 7,325,037 100 617,235 100
National 61,089,701 94.1 4,048,202 55.3 194,945 31.6
Foreign 3,841,622 5.9 3,276,835 44.7 422,290 68.4
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note ! Other situations or missing values: 1,016
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 64,932,338 100 7,325,037 100 617,234 100
Male 31,429,785 48.4 3,561,531 48.6 315,575 51.1
Female 33,502,553 51.6 3,763,506 51.4 301,659 48.9
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note ! Other situations or missing values: 1
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from União Europeia, 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 64,932,338 100 7,325,038 100 617,233 100
-15 Years 12,030,928 18.5 404,836 5.5 21,920 3.6
15-39 Years 20,527,766 31.6 2,254,210 30.8 119,738 19.4
40-64 Years 21,468,165 33.1 3,225,660 44.0 372,847 60.4
65+ Years 10,905,479 16.8 1,440,332 19.7 102,728 16.6
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note ! Other situations or missing values: 1  
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 64,931,332 100 7,325,022 100 617,234 100
Employed 26,841,261 41.3 3,195,978 43.6 348,855 56.5
Unemployed 2,805,520 4.3 463,919 6.3 25,836 4.2
Inactive 35,284,551 54.4 3,665,125 50.0 242,543 39.3
Last annual update: 03/06/2019
Note ! Other situations or missing values: 1,007
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub
Notes
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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 Spain increases again

18 thousand Portuguese emigrated to France in 2012

Interviews [+]

The evolution of Portuguese emigration in distinct modalities
[A evolução da emigração portuguesa em modalidades distintas]

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

The Identity of children of Portuguese emigrants
[Identidade de filhos de emigrantes portugueses]

News and events [+]

Publications [+]

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

Portuguese Emigration Factbook 2017

Portuguese Emigration. Statistical Report 2017
[Emigração Portuguesa. Relatório Estatístico 2017]

Resources [+]
Bibliography

(2015), Ecos das migrações: Memórias e representações dos migrantes Séculos XIX-XX , null, Almedina

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

(2016 , Edições Pasárgada), Nenhum lugar é vário, null,

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