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Circular Migration 2009-2018

Number of circular migrants in Sweden has increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-05-12 9.30

The statistics show that around 5 200 foreign born persons aged 20-64 years in the population are defined in Sweden as circular migrants. More than one in three are born in Asia.

On 31 December 2018, there were around 5 200 foreign born persons aged 20-64 years in the population and who had immigrated to Sweden on several occasions in the last ten years. At least two of their residencies in Sweden and at least one of the residencies abroad lasted one year or more, which leads to being defined as a circular migrant.

Just over one in three of the circular migrants were born in Asia. Among these persons, the most common countries of birth were Iraq, India and Iran. Roughly one in four persons were born in the European Union, excluding the Nordic countries, where Poland was the most common country of birth.

The number of circular migrants in Sweden has increased in the last ten years, despite a drop in the number of circular migrants born in the Nordic countries. Circular migrants born in Iraq and India account for the main part of the increase.

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