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Countries with the Most Immigrants per Capita

Name the countries that have the highest percentage of foreign born residents.
As of 2015. United Nations via Wikipedia
Note: many of these residents are not citizens
Last updated: September 06, 2018
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Country
100
Vatican City
88.4
United Arab Emirates
72.8
Kuwait
68.0
Qatar
62.8
Liechtenstein
54.9
Monaco
53.9
Andorra
53.2
Bahrain
%
Country
49.4
Brunei
46.0
Singapore
43.9
Oman
43.8
Luxembourg
34.1
Lebanon
34.0
Jordan
32.3
Saudi Arabia
29.4
Switzerland
%
Country
28.4
Australia
28.1
Antigua and Barbuda
26.6
Palau
25.5
Nauru
24.0
Israel
22.6
New Zealand
21.9
Canada
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level ∞
Aug 7, 2018
Note, the percentages in the Wikipedia article are not entirely accurate. We calculated the percentages ourselves based on the 2015 population of countries.
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level 80
Aug 7, 2018
Excellent quiz. Might I suggest that 'Vatican', 'UAE' and 'Antigua' be made acceptable type-ins (as they are in other such quizes)? Cheers.
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2018
Fixed, thanks.
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level 76
Aug 8, 2018
While we're at it, the plural of "quiz" is "quizzes"! :)
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level 76
Aug 8, 2018
I forgot Nauru, even though I've been there and saw that Nauruans generally won't work -- they import Gilbert Islanders to do the phosphate mining for them, and collect the royalties (like the Gulf Arabs prominent on this list).
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level 71
Aug 11, 2018
Nauru is largely broke, and since 2001 has been used for the internment of refugees dumped there by Australia. There are about 1700 refugees held on Nauru as of March 2018, in deplorable conditions.

Short history of Nauru, Australia's dumping ground for refugees

Australians demand end to Nauru refugee centres
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level 71
Aug 17, 2018
I started with some Caribbean and Pacific islands but gave up too quickly, 20/23 on first try
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level 35
Sep 13, 2018
Sweden is not far from making this list with 18,5%
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level 34
Sep 13, 2018
Nice quiz! :) I tried all the top immigrant destination countries first, then realised that these smaller nations would have a far higher proportion of foreign born residents, even though more people overall immigrate to the larger countries. Clever little trick there!
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level 49
Sep 13, 2018
Wow - I only got the last one! I wasn't thinking small as was needed!
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level 28
Sep 14, 2018
im pretty sure usa sould be #1
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level 47
Sep 14, 2018
In a historical sense, yes. In a currently popular political strategic talking-point, yes. In a mathematical reality, not even close. The Migration Policy Institute estimated about 13.5% for the year 2016.
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level 47
Sep 14, 2018
Oman that's a surprise.
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level 74
Sep 15, 2018
They have large numbers of expat workers there, same as the other GCC countries. There are also quite a few Yemeni refugees.
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level 45
Sep 15, 2018
Do name changes and new borders count? Such as all the people who were born in Sudan since 2011 live in South Sudan or anyone who was born in Yugoslavia and now lives in Serbia, Croatia etc, or anyone born in Ukraine (Crimea) and is now living in Russia.. You get the gist