Eurostat International Migration statistics: Immigration
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This domain comprises series of long-term international immigration during the reference year. Data related to immigrants are disaggregated by age group; sex; citizenship; country of previous residence and level of human development of the country (of birth and previous usual residence). Since 2008 immigration data by single age and by country of birth are also available.

Immigration denotes the action by which a person establishes his or her usual residence in the territory of a Member State for a period that is; or is expected to be; of at least 12 months; having previously been usually resident in another Member State or a third country.

Citizenship is defined as the particular legal bond between an individual and his/her State; acquired by birth or naturalization; whether by declaration; choice; marriage or other means according to national legislation. Country of birth is defined as the country of residence (in its current borders; if the information is available) of the mother at the time of the birth or; in default; the country (in its current borders; if the information is available) in which the birth took place.

Level of development is defined as the relative degree of development of a country as defined by statistical measures of three basis dimensions - health; education and standard of living

The starting years of immigration data vary depending on the breakdown: by age and sex - from 1990; by citizenship and by country of previous residence - from 1998 and by country of birth -from 2008.

Data until 2008 were collected on the basis of a gentleman's agreement. From 2008 onwards the annual migration data collection is under the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection.

The data is broken down by age group; sex; country of citizenship; country of birth; country of previous residence and by level of human development of the country of birth and of the country of citizenship.

Table codeDescription
migr_imm10ctbImmigration by age group; sex and level of human development of the country of birth
migr_imm11prvImmigration by age group; sex and level of human development of the country of previous residence
migr_imm1ctzImmigration by age group; sex and citizenship
migr_imm2ctzImmigration by age; sex and broad group of citizenship
migr_imm3ctbImmigration by age group; sex and country of birth
migr_imm4ctbImmigration by age; sex and broad group of country of birth
migr_imm5prvImmigration by age group; sex and country of previous residence
migr_imm6ctzImmigration by sex; citizenship and broad group of country of birth
migr_imm7ctbImmigration by sex; country of birth and broad group of citizenship
migr_imm8Immigration by age and sex
migr_imm9ctzImmigration by age group; sex and level of human development of the country of citizenship

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Dataset ID migr_immi
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1990
Status Active
Spatial Coverage European Union ; Candidate countries ; Iceland ; Liechtenstein ; Norway ; Switzerland
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2019-10-08
Category official statistics

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