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Immigration in Sweden: The numbers and nothing but the numbers

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Submitted by pong (Denmark), Apr 22, 2008 at 16:32

If I only got my information from this web-site, I would think that Sweden is about to be taken over by muslims. Fortunately, there are others sources of information.

I went to this site, http://www.ssd.scb.se/, which is the Swedish bureau of statistics. And from their searchable database I compiled the following list, which ranks the number of immigrants in Sweden by country of birth. I've added the numbers for some countries (by region or cultural similarities) together to give a better overview.

Apart from a ... surge (!) in the number of immigrants from Iraq (and we all know why they left their homeland, right?), I don't see any support for any theory about Swedes fleeing their country because it's being flooded by Muslims. Can you ? Check for yourself:

Country of birth 2007 2000 Comment

Finland 178189 195447
Iraq 97513 49372
Yugoslavia 83707 74334 incl: Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia
Poland 58180 40123
Iran 56516 51101
Bosnia-Herceg. 55713 51526 plus some of those under Yugoslavia
Denmark 45941 38190
Germany 45034 38155
Norway 44590 42464
Turkey 38158 31894
Chile 28019 26842
Africa, sub-sahara 26394 15544 Gambia, Uganda, Burundi, Nigeria, Kenya, DR Congo,
South Africa, Ghana, Sudan, Tanzania and others
Russia 24212 14107 Former S.U., Russia, Ukraine, Belarus
UK a.o. eng speak 23725 18546 U.K, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand
Lebanon 22967 20038
Thailand 22926 10353
Somalia 21597 13082
Syria 18229 14162
China 17983 9368 Taiwan, Hong Kong included
US, Canada 17955 16693
Baltic 16747 13343 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
North Africa 15644 11486 Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya
S/W Europe 15381 13930 Italy, Spain, Portugal
Romania 15214 11776
India 14415 11110
Hungary 14057 14127
Vietnam 13184 10898
Ethiopia 11987 11907
Pakistan 10927 6441 Includes Bangladesh
Greece 10833 10851
Afghanistan 10609 4278
S. America, other 10501 8540 Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, Paraguay
Korea 10030 9226 incl. North Korea
Colombia 9681 7317
Benelux 9021 5853 Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
Austria, Switzerland 8584 8410
Middle East, other 8428 4339 Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi, Gaza, U.A.E, Yemen
Philippines 8095 5460
Czechoslovakia 7961 7868 Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Central America 7961 6483 Salvador, Cuba, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras
Caucasus,Balkan 7754 1530 Azerbaijan,Uzbekistan,Armenia,Albania,Kazakhstan,Georgia
Croatia, Slovenia 7032 6012
France 6946 5602
Eritrea 6769 3054
Sri Lanka 6455 5079
Peru 6028 4531
Brazil 5033 3426
Bulgaria 4981 3508

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Daniel Pipes replies:

First, I am not responsible for every quote of others' research.

Second, itthe figures you cite show large-scale Muslim immigration to Sweden. The 2007 numbers include 98,000 Iraqis, 84,000 from the former Yugoslavia, 57,000 Iranians, 38,000 Turks, and so on. For a country o 9 million, these are very large, indeed.

Third, these numbers overwhelm the number of Swedes leaving the country, a mere 45,000.

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