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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
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First submittedAugust 7, 2018
Last updatedSeptember 6, 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 54
Aug 7, 2019
i think you got mixed up : the link says the data is from the 201R UN Report, but it's data for 2013... so you shouldn't have recalculated the percentages based on 2015 population of countries, and the quiz should say "as of 2013", not "as of 2015".
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level 85
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 79
Aug 8, 2018
While we're at it, the plural of "quiz" is "quizzes"! :)
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level 79
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 75
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 68
May 1, 2019
Thanks for those comments and links. I knew next to nothing about Nauru before. Just read a few articles beginning with the ones you linked to and will be reading more. What a tragic history and present state of affairs, on many levels.
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level 73
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 44
Sep 13, 2018
Sweden is not far from making this list with 18,5%
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level 41
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 53
Sep 13, 2018
Wow - I only got the last one! I wasn't thinking small as was needed!
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level 29
Sep 14, 2018
im pretty sure usa sould be #1
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level 49
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 49
Sep 14, 2018
Oman that's a surprise.
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level 77
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 58
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
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level 46
Dec 28, 2018
You might want to replace Canada with the Netherlands, since 22,6% of the population is a migrant. This is the (official) source but it is in Dutch haha: https://opendata.cbs.nl/statline/#/CBS/nl/dataset/37296ned/table?dl=107C4.
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level 60
Mar 22, 2019
Not everyone with a migration background is a foreign born resident. The number for the Netherlands, in case you were wondering, really is 11.1 %.
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level 65
Sep 5, 2019
That feeling when you guess a random island nation with 0:05 remaining.... :-)