These cards will change your ideas about migration in Europe

Did you know that among the foreigners in Norway, most of the poles? Or that the largest number of immigrants coming to Ireland from the UK?

Czech linguist, mathematician, and artist Jakub Marian (Jakub Marian) has created four maps based on UN data on international migration. There European migration is divided in several indicators.

1. The proportion of the population in each country, consisting of foreign-born migrants.

2. The main country of origin of this share of migrants.

3. The changes in these figures over the last five years.

4. Immigrant population increasing the most.

1. The share of foreigners in total population


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After the vote on Brexia you might think that the Brits on this map will be a lot. But they are not included in the top five.

The country with the highest share of foreigners is Luxembourg (45.9 per cent); followed by Switzerland (29,6%), Sweden (18.5 per cent), Austria (17.4 percent), Estonia (15,8%) and Germany (14.5 per cent).

In Britain, of natives of other countries of 13.4%.

Using data from the European statistical Agency Eurostat on the number of applications for asylum from January 2015 to June 2016, Marian mapped the countries that suffered most from the migration crisis in Europe. Austria and Sweden were the only European countries where it was more than a one percent increase in the foreign population of the total population. In Germany this increase is less than one percent.

2. How come most of the immigrants


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The highest proportion of immigrants who arrived in Britain in 2015, a native of India. In Norway, the poles in Austria and Switzerland and neighboring Germany. A lot of foreigners in Ireland come from Britain.

In France, Spain and Portugal, immigrants come mostly from the South (Algeria, Morocco and Angola, respectively). In Greece and Macedonia, going mostly Albanians. In Poland and the Czech Republic the majority of immigrants from Ukraine. In many Eastern European countries the majority of immigrants provides Russia.

3. How to change these figures over the last five years


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On his third map Marian shows how the political turmoil of the last five years have influenced migration rates.

Trends on the first map, which shows the share of foreign population in European countries, are stored on the third map.

For example, the largest increase of immigrant population from 2010 to 2015 is celebrated in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Norway, where the highest proportion of natives of other countries in the total population. Slightly behind Britain and Finland.

The country with the largest number of migrants moving abroad, Poland, Serbia, Germany and Romania.

4. The greatest increase in the number of immigrant population by country


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On the fourth and last map Marian showed how the immigrant population is most increasing in number in each country, comparing the figures of the United Nations for 2010 and 2015.

Some countries, such as Poland and Greece, showed a decrease in the immigrant population as a proportion of the total population. About half of European countries the trends remain the same in 2015. That is, Indians go to the UK, the British in Ireland and the poles in Norway.

In other countries there are differences. More Cubans went to Spain (before it was the Moroccans), less Russian moves in Eastern European countries, and in Sweden as a percentage of the total population became more Syrians.

However, these figures, particularly where the decline can also be the result of a General reduction of population.