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Foreign citizens make up 14 percent of population

25.01.2021 - 15:52
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47.3 percent of residents in Mýrdalshreppur are foreign citizens: 361 of the municipality’s 764 residents. It is the most international municipality in Iceland, where the national average is around 14 percent, or a total of 51,367 people.

The average proportion of foreign nationals across all of Iceland is almost identical to the capital region alone: 14 percent, according to the latest Þjóðskrá Íslands (Registers Iceland) data on the number of non-Icelandic citizens registered as living in each municipality in Iceland. 

The figures were compiled for 1st December 2020 and show the lowest proportion is 2.5 percent foreign nationals, which equates to one person, in Árneshreppur. The proportion is second-highest (33.2 percent) in Skaftárhreppur, and 31.2 percent in Súðavíkurhreppur. 

By region, Suðurnes has the highest proportion of residents who are not Icelandic citizens, on 23.5 percent, followed by the Westfjords on 17 percent. The proportion is lowest in Northeast Iceland (8.2 percent). 

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