Immigration slowing down in Denmark since the start of the pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, both immigration to Denmark and emigration out of Denmark has slowed down of late.
Even though immigration last year increased by 19 percent compared to 2020, the numbers since the pandemic have not been this low since 2013.
The number of emigrating Danes and foreigners has also plummeted since the beginning of the pandemic.
Who is coming to live in Denmark?
European countries accounted for the lion’s share of the people who moved to Denmark in 2021, with Romania (6,826), Poland (4,837), Germany (4,837), Italy (3,292) and Spain (2,514) leading the way.
All of those countries hit new highs last year.
The average age of people coming to Denmark also increased. In 1991, foreigners the average was 26.4 for men and 24.8 for women.
In 2021, this increased to 29.7 and 27.5 respectively.