Countries with the Most Immigrants per Capita

Name the countries that have the highest percentage of foreign born residents.
As of 2019. United Nations via Wikipedia
Note: many of these residents are not citizens
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Last updated: January 13, 2021
First submittedAugust 7, 2018
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Country
100
Vatican City
87.9
United Arab Emirates
78.7
Qatar
72.1
Kuwait
68.0
Monaco
67.0
Liechtenstein
58.5
Andorra
47.4
Luxembourg
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Country
46.0
Oman
45.2
Bahrain
38.3
Saudi Arabia
37.1
Singapore
33.1
Jordan
30.1
Antigua and Barbuda
30.0
Australia
29.9
Switzerland
%
Country
28.1
Palau
27.2
Lebanon
25.5
Brunei
23.0
Israel
22.3
New Zealand
21.7
F. S. Micronesia
21.3
Canada
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Level 89
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 83
Aug 8, 2018
While we're at it, the plural of "quiz" is "quizzes"! :)
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Level 83
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 79
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 78
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 78
Jan 14, 2021
Found all of them this time, Antigua was the last one left in the Caribbean (skipping Cuba and Haiti)
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Level 45
Sep 13, 2018
Sweden is not far from making this list with 18,5%
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Level 45
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 55
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 81
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 74
Jan 24, 2021
*swish*
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Level 54
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 63
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 69
Sep 5, 2019
That feeling when you guess a random island nation with 0:05 remaining.... :-)
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Level 50
Jan 13, 2021
I made the opposite here
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2021
depends on what you call immigrants. The USA must be one of the largest immigrant countries, because all non native americans are immigrants.
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2021
depends on what you call immigrants, native americans came to America from Asia
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2021
If you consider anyone whose ancestors were born some place other than where they live, then all people everywhere are immigrants.
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Level 62
Jan 16, 2021
Are you saying that we came from outer space?
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Level 68
Jan 14, 2021
Wow, got them all with 0:26 remaining