Luxembourg Experiences Surge in Cosmopolitan Population: Foreign Nationals Account for 52.8%

Luxembourg, renowned for its rich history and thriving economy, is undergoing a remarkable transformation as its cosmopolitan population continues to grow. According to the latest data from the 2011 census, the number of foreign residents in Luxembourg has surged by an impressive 38%, reaching a significant milestone of 304,051 individuals, accounting for 47.2% of the total population.

Notably, citizens from EU-27 countries comprise a significant portion, making up 38.2% of the resident population and a remarkable 80.9% of the foreign population residing in the Grand Duchy. Among the diverse array of nationalities, the Portuguese hold the distinction of being the largest foreign community, with 93,659 individuals, representing 14.5% of the total population.

Contrasting this influx, the growth in the number of native Luxembourgers has been more modest. As of November 8, 2021, the population of Luxembourg nationals stood at 339,890, reflecting a comparatively smaller increase of 16.5% since 2011. Citizens of Luxembourg by birth account for 50.7% of the Grand Duchy’s population.

A fascinating aspect emerges when examining gender distribution. Among Luxembourgers, women outnumber men, comprising 54% of the population, whereas among foreign nationals, men make up a slightly higher percentage at 51.6%.

Detailed breakdown of Luxembourg and foreign population as of November 8, 2021:

  • Luxembourgish population:
    • Men: 167,333
    • Women: 172,557
    • Total: 339,890
    • Percentage: 52.8% men, 54% women
  • Foreign population:
    • Men: 157,022
    • Women: 147,029
    • Total: 304,051
    • Percentage: 48.4% men, 46% women

Furthermore, within the foreign population category, 156,824 individuals have indicated a specific foreign nationality, while the remaining 227 individuals either possess no specific foreign nationality or are stateless.

The remarkable growth of Luxembourg’s cosmopolitan population reflects the nation’s increasing allure as a vibrant hub for international residents. The influx of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds not only contributes to the country’s socio-economic fabric but also enriches its cultural heritage. As Luxembourg continues to evolve, its cosmopolitan identity remains at the forefront, embracing the diversity that shapes its future.