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In 2019

Increase in the foreign population residing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira (13.3%) was once again highly driven by the return of emigrants in Venezuela

According with the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF), on December 31st 2019, the foreign population with resident status in the Autonomous Region of Madeira reached 8,586 persons, representing an increase of 13.3% from 2018. The overall foreign population is the aggregate of residence permits (8,579) and long-stay visas (7).

The Venezuelan (24.1%), British (12.8%), Brazilian (10.1%), and German (6.4%) nationalities remain the largest foreign communities residing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

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In 2019, there was a growth (29.9%) in the number of foreigners residing in the Region holding a residence permit with Venezuelan nationality, presenting an increase from 1,590 in 2018 to 2,066 in 2019, and almost tripling its value compared to 2016 (703).

The return of emigrants in Venezuela was one of the main reasons behind the growth of foreign population between 2018 and 2019, contributing with 47.2% of the overall increase. The following largest contributions are due to nationals from the United Kingdom and Italy, representing 10.4% and 9.2%, respectively, of the total increase in the foreign population between 2018 and 2019.

In terms of geographical distribution, it is in Funchal that the foreign population is still mainly concentrated (53.1% of the total of the Region), followed by Santa Cruz (14.0%), Calheta (8.8%) and Ribeira Brava (4.5%). By gender, the share of women (51.7%) is slightly higher than the proportion of men (48.3%).


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