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Migration background of the population of Luxembourg
09-04-2013 | STATEC


61.2% of the population of Luxembourg has a migration background, directly or indirectly through the parents. In contrast, 38.8% of residents have no migration background (born in Luxembourg with Luxembourgish citizenship and both parents also born in Luxembourg). The migration background of a person can be apprehended through its nationality, its place of birth, but also through the birthplace of parents.  Foreigners born abroad (with the two parents also out of Luxembourg) represent 32.0% of the total population. Their average age of arrival in Luxembourg is 26.0 years. Nearly one-tenth of the population (8.5%) was born in Luxembourg with the two parents born abroad and with a foreign nationality. In this group, we find for almost half of them Portuguese.  4.6% of residents were born in Luxembourg with the two parents born abroad. In this group, for almost six out of ten people, the two parents were born either in neighbouring countries of Luxembourg, or in a country where migration to Luxembourg are important (Portugal, Italy, Cape Verde). 4.3% of persons resident in Luxembourg with Luxembourgish citizenship are born abroad with their both parents were also born abroad. This group includes immigrants born abroad who have been naturalized (94.9% of cases). Also note that 11.3% of the population also has a migration background through one of their parents.