Giovedì, 18 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Legal non-EU immigrant population grows by 127,000 in Italy

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Rome, July 30 - The number of non-European Union
immigrants present in Italy grew by 127,000 people from January
1 of last year to January 1, 2013, the Italian statistics agency
Istat revealed on Tuesday.
The total number of non-EU immigrants legally residing in
Italy on the first of this year was 3,764,236.
Moroccans were present in the largest number, with 513,374
citizens living in Italy.
Albania came next with 497,761 people - nearly 20% of the
population living in the tiny Adriatic nation.
There were 304,768 Chinese, 224,588 Ukrainians and 158,308
Filipinos.
The Chinese community was growing at the fastest clip,
gaining nearly 10% in a year and adding more than 27,000 people
to their ranks.
The number of Tunisians fell.
Women immigrants represent slightly less than half of the
total at 49.3%.
The number of people with permanent residency - an
indicator of long-term presence in the country - rose from
1,896,223 in 2012 to 2,045,662 in 2013, and now represent 54.3%
of the total non-EU immigrant pool.
Permanent residents are concentrated in central and
northern Italy, with the majority coming from Albania, Tunisia,
Morocco and Egypt.

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