Which Country is the Most Open Towards Migrants?

Total Immigration, Annual (As % of Population) (%), 2012
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2012, Luxembourg ranked the highest in annual immigration as a percentage of total population with 3.92% followed by Switzerland and Malta. On the other end of the scale was Macedonia with 0.082%, Slovakia with 0.100% and Portugal with 0.138%.

Data for more countries are available at Total Immigration, Annual (As % of Population) indicator page.

Total Immigration, Annual (As % of Population) Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.19% 0.877% 0.884% 0.828% 0.845%
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.30% 1.37% 1.52% ... 1.24%
Denmark % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.04% 1.18% 1.04% 0.938% 0.941%
Greece % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.07%
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.27% 4.11% 3.33% 1.25% 1.24%
Ireland % ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.30% 2.85% 1.90% 1.15% 1.17%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.08% 3.50% 3.64% 3.16% 3.34%
Malta % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.439% 1.61% 1.44% 1.46% 1.01%
Montenegro % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Netherlands % ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.618% 0.710% 0.870% 0.742% 0.763%
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.980% 1.31% 1.22% 1.16% 1.42%
Romania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.633% 0.620% 0.686%
Sweden % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.05% 1.09% 1.10% 1.10% 1.05%
Switzerland % ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.71% 2.19% 2.41% 2.07% 2.07%
United Kingdom % ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.873% 0.864% 0.962% 0.918% 0.952%