One in seven infants born to overseas moms in 2021 –


Of the just about 80,000 infants born in 2021 in Portugal, greater than 10,000 or about 14%, have overseas moms, in response to a survey launched on Sunday by Pordata.

“The proportion has been successively growing since 2016, reversing the downward pattern recorded between 2011 and 2015,” the examine printed on Worldwide Migrants Day stated.

Based on the doc, the entry of extra foreigners in Portugal has contributed to the start price figures within the nation.

After a lower within the final decade to a minimal of 8.4% of births to overseas moms in Portugal in 2015, this share has all the time been growing, and final 12 months there have been 10,808 youngsters born to non-Portuguese moms residing within the nation, of a complete of 79,582 stay births.

Since 2011 the nation has misplaced practically 196,000 individuals, and 2019 and 2020 had been the one years by which there was a rise in inhabitants in comparison with the earlier 12 months: 19,300 extra in comparison with 2018 and 75,700 extra in comparison with 2019.

“This inhabitants improve was primarily as a result of constructive migratory stability” is underlined within the examine in a reference to the distinction between individuals who immigrated and those that left the nation.

In 2021, 51,000 immigrants entered Portugal, and 25,000 emigrants left, leading to a constructive stability for the nation of 26,000 individuals.

Emigration is extra pronounced among the many most certified inhabitants, with one-third of the individuals over 15 leaving the nation having a better schooling diploma and 29% having secondary schooling.

Not like since 2014, in 2021, greater than half (52%) of immigrants “had been individuals who had been born in Portugal coming again to the nation”, Pordata pressured.

“Nearly all of each leavers and entrants to Portugal had Portuguese nationality (95 % amongst emigrants and 75 % amongst immigrants),” the examine added.

Between 2011 and 2014, greater than twice as many individuals left the nation as entered, a pattern that started to reverse in 2015 and “since 2019, immigrants symbolize greater than twice as many emigrants”.

(Ana Martins |

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