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The foreign population residing in italy – demographic balance

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Foreigners residing in Italy on January 1, 2013 are 4,387,721, 334,000 more than in the previous year (+8.2%).

The calculation of the foreign resident population has rebooted from the 2011 census, adding to the population censused on 9 October 2011 the enrollments and the cancellations recorded in the population registers of the 8,092 Italian municipalities, from 9 October to 31 December 2011, plus the ones recorded during year 2012.

After the population census the municipalities begun the operations of revision of the population registers which resulted in a balance due to adjustments equal to +72,164 units, corresponding to over 20% of the foreign population increase in 2012. The operations, which will be completed by December 31, 2013, at the end of this year will determine further changes.

The number of foreign residents in 2012 grew mainly due to immigration from abroad (321,000 individuals), but in part also due to the births of foreign children (80,000).

For information:

Socio-demographic and Environmental Statistics Directorate

Mauro Albani
Ph. +39 0646737215

Reference period: 1 January 2013

Date of Issue: 30 July 2013



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