As of January this year the total immigrant population in Iceland plus
their Iceland-born children (second-generation immigrants) was
equivalent to 9.1% of the population. There are 3,204 children born in Iceland to immigrants currently residing in the country, RÚV reports.
The total immigrant population (less Iceland-born offspring) in Iceland is 25,926, equivalent to 8.1% of the population. This is a modest increase of 484 persons (0.1%) over the population at the outset of 2012.
The breakdown of immigrants living in Iceland has remained fairly stable. Those with Polish backgrounds constitute 36.1% of all immigrants, 5.4% hail from Lithuania, and 5.3% are Filipino.
Mbl.is is reporting that 413 persons were granted Icelandic citizenship in 2012, up from the 370 new citizens named in 2011. 2012 saw the first increase in granted citizenships since 2008.
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