Eine Frau geht an einer Weltkarte, die aus Kinderporträts besteht, am Freitag (18.06.2010) im JuniorMuseum in Köln vorbei.

3.7.2012 | Von:
Noemi Carrel

The Immigrant Population

Compared to the rest of Europe, the Swiss population shows a high percentage of foreigners. In 2009 this percentage was 22.9% (cf. Fig. 1). At the same time, most of the foreign population have a permanent residence permit.[1]

Permanent and non-permanent foreign resident population by citizenship, 2010Permanent and non-permanent foreign resident population by citizenship, 2010 Lizenz: cc by-nc-nd/2.0/de (bpb)
The greater part of the foreign resident population is composed of citizens of EU or EFTA countries (cf. Fig. "Permanent and non-permanent foreign resident population"). Individuals who do not belong to this group usually come from another European country. The largest group within the permanent foreign resident population consists of Italians (cf. Fig. "Permanent foreign resident population by selected nationality"). Italians represent the largest percentage of foreigners who have been residing for at least 30 years in Switzerland. German citizens constitute the second largest group within the permanent foreign resident population, followed by citizens from Portugal and ‘Serbia and Montenegro’ (cf. Fig. "Permanent foreign resident population by selected nationality"). By comparison, there are more German citizens in the population who have already been residing for 30 years or longer in Switzerland, but at the same time there is an especially high number of Germans who have only immigrated to Switzerland in recent years.[2]
Permanent foreign resident population by selected nationality, place of birth and length of stay in Switzerland, 2009.Permanent foreign resident population by selected nationality, place of birth and length of stay in Switzerland, 2009. Lizenz: cc by-nc-nd/2.0/de (bpb)


Fußnoten

1.
Swiss Federal Statistical Office: The Statistical Encyclopedia.
2.
Swiss Federal Statistical Office: The Statistical Encyclopedia, Bundesamt für Statistik (2008).

Kurzdossiers

Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl: Aktuelle Themen

Ein Kurzdossier legt komplexe Zusammenhänge aus den Bereichen Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl sowie Integration auf einfache und klare Art und Weise dar. Es bietet einen fundierten Einstieg in eine bestimmte Thematik, in dem es den Hintergrund näher beleuchtet und verschiedene Standpunkte wissenschaftlich und kritisch abwägt. Darüber hinaus enthält es Hinweise auf weiterführende Literatur und Internet-Verweise. Dies eröffnet die Möglichkeit, sich eingehender mit der Thematik zu befassen. Unsere Kurzdossiers erscheinen bis zu 6-mal jährlich.

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