Statistics Iceland has compiled the latest immigration figures, which show that the number of foreigners in Iceland has decreased over the past year, but the number of second-generation Icelanders has increased.
According to the data, foreign-born residents of Iceland comprised 8.1% of the population in January of this year, numbering 25,693 in all. This is down from 26,171 in January 2010.
However, the number of second-generation Icelanders has increased from 2,254 to 2,582. Combined, first and second generation Icelanders comprise 8.9% of the population.
As has been the case for many years now, Poles are the largest minority in Iceland, numbering 9,463, or 36.8% of all immigrants. The next largest immigrant groups are Lithuanians (5.7%) and Filipinos (5.2%).
Also of note is the fact that foreign women outnumber foreign men, at some 1,000 women for every 957 men.
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