Main trends in migration in Iceland 1986-2006

  • Statistical Series
  • 13. February 2007
  • Vol 92, Issue 11
  • ISSN: 1670-4770

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For the past two years, population increase in Iceland has been higher than in any other country in Europe. Population increased by 2.2% in 2005 and by 2.6% in 2006 as compared to 0.9 during the last decade of the twentieth century. Earlier, population increase in Iceland can mainly be explained by relatively high fertility rates. In recent years immigration has gained pace. In 2006, net international migration amounted to no less than 17.3 per 1,000 inhabitants as compared to 13 per 1,000 in 2005. English summary on page 15.

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