FR
France
11/06/2021
A. Annual series
A.1 Foreign-born population, 1999-2020
(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 67,063,703 0.1 6,830,500 10.2 1.6 587,300 0.9 8.6 -2.8
2019 66,977,703 0.1 6,721,800 10.0 2.1 604,300 0.9 9.0 -1.0
2018 66,883,761 0.2 6,579,000 9.8 2.0 610,200 0.9 9.3 -1.3
2017 66,774,482 0.3 6,450,000 9.7 2.4 618,214 0.9 9.6 -0.6
2016 66,602,645 0.3 6,292,000 9.4 2.0 621,986 0.9 9.9 0.0
2015 66,422,469 0.4 6,168,000 9.3 2.3 621,777 0.9 10.1 1.0
2014 66,130,873 0.9 6,027,000 9.1 3.2 615,573 0.9 10.2 1.4
2013 65,564,756 0.5 5,835,000 8.9 2.1 606,897 0.9 10.4 1.2
2012 65,241,241 0.5 5,714,000 8.8 1.9 599,333 0.9 10.5 1.2
2011 64,933,400 0.5 5,605,000 8.6 1.6 592,281 0.9 10.6 0.7
2010 64,612,939 0.5 5,514,000 8.5 1.5 588,276 0.9 10.7 0.6
2009 64,304,500 0.5 5,432,000 8.4 1.7 584,714 0.9 10.8 0.7
2008 63,961,859 0.6 5,342,000 8.4 1.7 580,598 0.9 10.9 0.8
2007 63,600,690 0.7 5,253,000 8.3 2.2 576,100 0.9 11.0 1.1
2006 63,186,117 0.7 5,136,000 8.1 3.4 569,600 0.9 11.1 0.5
2005 62,730,537 3.5 4,959,000 7.9 -21.0 567,000 0.9 11.4 -31.8
2000 60,508,150 0.6 6,278,718 10.4 31.4 831,900 1.4 13.2 31.3
1999 60,122,665 .. 4,306,094 7.2 .. 571,874 1.0 13.3 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 10/06/2021
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Born in Portugal
Note The values of those born abroad and foreign population were rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 11/06/2021. The values of those born in Portugal and with Portuguese nationality from 2005 to 2017 were rectified by the responsible entity and amended by the OEm on 04/05/2021 and those for 2018 and 2019 on 11/06/2021. The values for 2019 and 2021 are provisional.
The values for 2017 and 2018 are provisional. The values of the total population, those born abroad and foreign population were rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 27/06/2019

Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, nationality values can be accessed through the category "Répartition des étrangers par nationalité" and those of birth in the category "Répartition des immigrés par pays de naissance"; United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.1.1 Residents born in Portugal by sex, 2000-2017
(indivíduos)
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2017 618,215 302,753 49.0 315,462 51.0
2016 621,986 303,802 48.8 318,184 51.2
2015 621,777 302,872 48.7 318,905 51.3
2014 615,573 299,147 48.6 316,426 51.4
2013 606,897 294,863 48.6 312,034 51.4
2012 599,333 291,369 48.6 307,964 51.4
2011 592,281 288,583 48.7 303,698 51.3
2010 588,276 286,845 48.8 301,431 51.2
2009 584,713 285,303 48.8 299,410 51.2
2008 580,599 284,153 49.0 296,446 51.1
2000 831,900 413,356 49.7 418,544 50.3
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 01/06/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by sex
Note The value of the Portuguese total in this table may not correspond to that in table "A.A.1 Resident population by place of birth" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, "Population immigrée par sexe, âge et pays de naissance"; United Nations Statistics Division (the UN data are estimates).
A.1.2 Residents born in Portugal by age group, 2008-2017
(Individuals)
Years All foreign-born < 15 15-64 > 65
N N % of total N % of total N % of total
2017 618,215 24,669 4.0 307,443 49.7 286,103 46.3
2016 621,986 25,464 4.1 319,653 51.4 276,869 44.5
2015 621,778 25,671 4.1 328,791 52.9 267,316 43.0
2014 615,573 24,684 4.0 332,870 54.1 258,019 41.9
2013 606,898 23,266 3.8 335,165 55.2 248,467 41.0
2012 599,334 21,568 3.6 337,307 56.3 240,459 40.1
2011 592,281 20,032 3.4 339,678 57.4 232,571 39.3
2010 588,275 18,535 3.2 343,493 58.4 226,247 38.5
2009 584,714 17,288 3.0 347,548 59.4 219,878 37.6
2008 580,598 15,655 2.7 352,438 60.7 212,505 36.6
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 03/05/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by age group
Note In the French case the age groups in the table do not correspond to the statistical information provided. The group "15 to 64" includes information on persons between 15 and 54 years and the age group "> 65" actually refers to all those over 55 years.  
The value of the Portuguese total in this table may not correspond to that in table "A.1 Resident population by place of birth" due to source rounding issues.  
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, "Population immigrée par sexe, âge et pays de naissance".
A.2 Foreign population, 1999-2020
(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 67,063,703 0.1 5,137,400 7.7 2.8 537,000 0.8 7.9 -1.7
2019 66,977,703 0.1 4,991,100 7.5 2.8 546,200 0.8 8.1 -0.1
2018 66,883,761 0.2 4,851,000 7.3 3.0 546,700 0.8 8.3 -0.4
2017 66,774,482 0.3 4,705,000 7.0 3.4 548,661 0.8 8.5 0.5
2016 66,602,645 0.3 4,543,000 6.8 2.5 546,081 0.8 8.7 0.8
2015 66,422,469 0.4 4,429,000 6.7 3.2 541,569 0.8 8.8 2.0
2014 66,130,873 0.9 4,288,000 6.5 4.8 530,557 0.8 8.8 2.1
2013 65,564,756 0.5 4,083,000 6.2 2.5 519,500 0.8 8.9 2.0
2012 65,241,241 0.5 3,980,000 6.1 2.3 509,254 0.8 8.9 1.6
2011 64,933,400 0.5 3,889,000 6.0 1.8 500,891 0.8 8.9 1.1
2010 64,612,939 0.5 3,818,000 5.9 1.2 495,454 0.8 9.0 0.5
2009 64,304,500 0.5 3,771,000 5.9 1.5 492,735 0.8 9.1 0.4
2008 63,961,859 0.6 3,714,000 5.8 0.9 490,724 0.8 9.2 0.1
2007 63,600,690 0.7 3,682,000 5.8 0.9 490,444 0.8 9.3 -0.1
2006 63,186,117 0.7 3,648,000 5.8 4.0 490,859 0.8 9.6 -0.2
2005 62,730,537 3.5 3,501,000 5.6 .. 492,000 0.8 9.9 ..
2000 60,508,150 0.6 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1999 60,122,665 .. 3,263,186 5.4 .. 555,383 0.9 12.9 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 10/06/2021
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Foreigners with Portuguese citizenship
Note The values of those born abroad and foreign population were rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 11/06/2021. The values of those born in Portugal and with Portuguese nationality from 2005 to 2017 were rectified by the responsible entity and amended by the OEm on 04/05/2021 and those for 2018 and 2019 on 11/06/2021. The values for 2019 and 2021 are provisional.
The values for 2017 and 2018 are provisional. The values of the total population, those born abroad and foreign population were rectified by the entity responsible and amended by the OEm on 27/06/2019

Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, nationality values can be accessed through the category "Répartition des étrangers par nationalité" and those of birth in the category "Répartition des immigrés par pays de naissance"; United Nations Statistics Division (estimates).
A.2.1 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex, 2006-2017
(Individuals)
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2017 548,661 257,083 46.9 291,578 53.2
2016 546,080 255,137 46.7 290,943 53.3
2015 541,569 252,375 46.6 289,194 53.4
2014 530,556 246,419 46.4 284,137 53.6
2013 519,500 240,975 46.4 278,525 53.6
2012 509,254 236,435 46.4 272,819 53.6
2011 500,891 232,929 46.5 267,962 53.5
2010 495,454 230,393 46.5 265,061 53.5
2009 492,736 229,119 46.5 263,617 53.5
2008 490,723 228,787 46.6 261,936 53.4
2007 490,444 228,789 46.6 261,655 53.4
2006 490,859 229,059 46.7 261,800 53.3
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 03/05/2021
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Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by sex
Note The value of the Portuguese total in this table may not correspond to that in table "A.2 Foreign population" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, "Population par sexe, âge et nationalité".
A.2.2 Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by age group, 2006-2017
(Individuals)
Years All foreign-born < 15 15-64 > 65
N N % of total N % of total N % of total
2017 548,661 63,672 11.6 285,557 52.0 199,432 36.4
2016 546,081 63,054 11.6 289,920 53.1 193,107 35.4
2015 541,568 62,116 11.5 292,057 53.9 187,395 34.6
2014 530,557 60,300 11.4 288,763 54.4 181,494 34.2
2013 519,499 58,724 11.3 285,251 54.9 175,524 33.8
2012 509,254 56,680 11.1 281,607 55.3 170,967 33.6
2011 500,891 56,059 11.2 278,524 55.6 166,308 33.2
2010 495,454 55,348 11.2 277,352 56.0 162,754 32.8
2009 492,736 55,604 11.3 277,804 56.4 159,328 32.3
2008 490,724 55,951 11.4 279,528 57.0 155,245 31.6
2007 490,444 57,319 11.7 282,831 57.7 150,294 30.6
2006 490,858 58,514 11.9 286,724 58.4 145,620 29.7
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 03/05/2021
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Resident population with Portuguese citizenship by age group
Note In the French case the age groups in the table do not correspond to the statistical information provided. The group "15 to 64" includes information on persons between 15 and 54 years and the age group "> 65" actually refers to all those over 55 years.  
The value of the Portuguese total in this table may not correspond to that in table "A.2 Foreign population" by place of birth" due to source rounding issues.
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Institut nacional de la statistique et des études économiques, "Population par sexe, âge et nationalité".
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 1,405,053 14.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2018 1,205,308 -4.3 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2017 1,258,953 -2.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2016 1,284,196 -4.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2015 1,346,472 16.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2014 1,122,564 -9.7 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2013 1,243,419 4.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
2012 1,190,798 2.4 817,138 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 3.0 790,798 69.0 2.2 1,132,048 98.8 3.0
2009 1,111,438 2.9 773,258 69.6 13.8 1,097,973 98.8 6.1
2008 1,079,524 .. 666,414 61.7 .. 1,031,082 95.5 ..
[ .. ]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 granted under request.
A.4 Foreign inflows, 2003-2019
(Individuals)
Years Total inflows Portuguese inflows
N Change in N % of total Change in
2019 385,591 -0.4 7,643 2.0 -5.0
2018 387,158 4.5 8,047 2.1 -3.2
2017 369,621 -2.1 8,314 2.2 -32.8
2016 377,709 3.6 12,377 3.3 6.2
2015 364,221 6.5 11,607 3.2 -21.2
2014 340,383 0.5 14,732 4.3 -21.7
2013 338,752 .. 18,803 5.6 -4.3
2012 .. .. 19,658 .. 23.6
2011 .. .. 15,023 .. 34.8
2010 .. .. 9,801 .. -1.3
2009 .. .. 9,933 .. -23.8
2008 .. .. 13,044 .. 16.2
2007 .. .. 10,930 .. -6.9
2006 .. .. 11,742 .. 22.1
2005 .. .. 9,146 .. -6.7
2004 .. .. 9,807 .. 6.5
2003 .. .. 9,165 .. ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 16/02/2021
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Portuguese inflows
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.
From 2003 to 2009 the data refer to those born in Portugal without French nationality. In 2010 there is a break in the series and the data are now counted as individuals with Portuguese nationality.   On 16/02/2021 OEm changed the source of data from 2013 onwards from INSEE to Eurostat, which led to a revision of the values of the series from 2013 and onwards.
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).
Institut National de la Statistique et de Études Économiques, data granted on request (2003 to 2012). Eurostat, Immigration by age group, sex and citizenship (from 2013 onwards).
A.4.1 Portuguese inflows by sex, 2013-2019
(Individuals)
Years All foreign-born Female Male
N N % of total N % of total
2019 7,643 3,686 48.2 3,957 51.8
2018 8,047 3,641 45.2 4,406 54.8
2017 8,314 3,749 45.1 4,565 54.9
2016 12,377 5,800 46.9 6,577 53.1
2015 11,607 5,499 47.4 6,108 52.6
2014 14,732 7,069 48.0 7,663 52.0
2013 18,803 8,953 47.6 9,850 52.4
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 03/05/2021
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Portuguese inflows by sex
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Eurostat, Immigration by age group, sex and citizenship.
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 112,626 2.3 1,794 1.6 -13.8
2018 110,014 -3.7 2,080 1.9 -14.4
2017 114,274 -4.1 2,429 2.1 -5.8
2016 119,152 4.7 2,579 2.2 -17.0
2015 113,608 7.0 3,109 2.7 -7.1
2014 105,613 7.9 3,345 3.2 -13.9
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 5.2 5,723 4.0 -13.1
2009 135,822 -1.2 6,583 4.8 -15.4
2008 137,452 4.0 7,778 5.7 51.8
2007 132,002 -10.7 3,749 2.8 -64.4
2006 147,868 -4.4 10,524 7.1 15.6
2005 154,643 -8.4 8,884 5.8 -19.1
2004 168,845 14.3 10,988 6.5 12.8
2003 144,649 11.4 9,577 6.6 7.7
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 ..
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 17/03/2021
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Acquisition of citizenship by Portuguese
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"Institut National de la Statistique et de Études Économiques (from 2017 onwards). Eurostat, Acquisition of citizenship by sex, age group and former citizenship (from 2017 onwards for the Portuguese).
A.6 Remittances, 2000-2020
(Euros, thousands)
Years Inward flows (thousand euros) (a) Outward flows (thousand euros) (b) Balance (a/b)
Change in Change in
2020 1,036,570 -5.2 20,250 -5.8 51
2019 1,093,540 -3.5 21,500 -23.7 51
2018 1,133,290 -1.5 28,180 -6.1 40
2017 1,151,040 2.5 30,000 10.4 38
2016 1,122,570 8.0 26,870 29.2 42
2015 1,033,120 14.6 19,030 1.3 54
2014 882,180 -1.4 18,780 -6.8 47
2013 894,930 5.5 20,150 1.6 44
2012 846,150 -2.5 19,820 -5.4 43
2011 867,610 -3.5 20,950 15.0 41
2010 899,160 1.3 17,810 11.0 50
2009 887,440 -9.7 15,850 2.5 56
2008 983,030 -4.2 15,450 -16.4 64
2007 1,026,190 4.6 18,470 -2.3 56
2006 978,950 7.2 18,910 -25.0 52
2005 908,870 -5.7 25,200 2.1 36
2004 964,130 8.1 24,660 4.4 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 12.2 28,430 14.5 53
2000 1,335,470 .. 24,310 .. 55
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 17/02/2021
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Remittances
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from Banco de PortugalBP stat, Estatísticas de balança de pagamentos, Remessas de emigrantes/imigrantes.
B. Census
B.1 Resident population by census and nationality, according to country of birth, 2011-2012
(indivíduos)
Nationality Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total Population 64,931,323 100.0 7,325,037 100.0 617,235 100.0
Nationality of the destination country 61,089,701 94.1 4,048,202 55.3 194,945 31.6
Foreign nationality 3,841,622 5.9 3,276,835 44.7 422,290 68.4
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 11/06/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by nationality
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, 2001-2012
(indivíduos)
By sex Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total Population 64,932,338 100.0 7,325,037 100 617,234 100
Female 33,502,553 51.6 3,763,506 51.4 301,659 48.9
Male 31,429,785 48.4 3,561,531 48.6 315,575 51.1
2001/2002            
Total Population 58,513,700 100.0 5,864,570 100 581,062 100
Female 30,096,783 51.4 2,957,718 50.4 283,121 48.7
Male 28,416,917 48.6 2,906,852 49.6 297,941 51.3
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 11/06/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by sex
Note Other situations or missing values: 1 in 2011
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat2011 census hub
B.3 Resident population by census and age group, according to country of birth, 2001-2012
(indivíduos)
By age group Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total Population 64,932,338 100.0 7,325,038 10.7 617,233 0.9
-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
2001/2002            
Total Population 58,513,700 100.0 5,864,570 9.5 581,062 1.0
-15 Years 11,073,219 18.9 288,360 4.9 14,772 2.6
15-39 Years 20,473,231 35.0 1,876,916 32.0 222,738 38.3
40-64 Years 17,667,770 30.2 2,617,294 44.6 301,819 52.0
65+ Years 9,299,480 15.9 1,082,000 18.4 41,733 7.2
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 11/06/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by age group
Note Other situations or missing values: 1 in 2011  
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat2011 census hub
B.5 Residents born in Portugal by labour force status, 2011-2012
(indivíduos)
By labour force status Total Population Foreign-born Born in Portugal
N % N % N %
2011/2012            
Total Population 64,931,332 100.0 7,325,022 100.0 617,234 100.0
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
[ .. ]Data not available, residual data, not applicable[ e ]EstimateLast update: 11/06/2021
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Residents born in Portugal by labour force status
Note ! Other situations or missing values: 1,007
Source Table by Observatório da Emigração [Emigration Observatory], data from European Union, Eurostat, 2011 census hub

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