Population: Foreign nationals on the rise - Icelanders moving abroad

Crowds on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavik.

Crowds on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavik. Mbl.is/ Eggert Jóhannesson

The population of Iceland increased by 1,440 individuals in the last quarter of 2015 with 970 babies born and 520 people who died.

The number of foreign nationals moving to Iceland surpassed the number of Icelanders moving from Iceland, by 1,140. Out of those, 740 are aged 20 - 39. 

26.690 foreign nationals lived in Iceland in the last quarter of 2015. 

Most of the foreign nationals moving to Iceland last year were from Denmark (150) followed by Norway (140) and Sweden (60). The country of origin of most of the people who moved to Iceland last year is Poland. 

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