Demography

600.000 people

According to Luxembourg Times, “Luxembourg has broken the 600,000-inhabitant barrier”. “Statec said more than 602,000 people, as at 1 January 2018, were living within the Grand Duchy. Over the course of 2017, the country’s population grew by nearly 11,340, including net migration of 10,548. Using figures from the National Register of Physical Persons, Statec found …

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Immigration: more French than Portuguese

For the first time since the 1960s, there are fewer Portuguese than French people arriving in Luxembourg. According to Delano, “Around 3,900 French, compared to 2,400 Portuguese nationals came to live in Luxembourg in 2017, said foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn and minister for integration Corinne Cahen at a press conference on Tuesday 16 January. The Portuguese …

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Birth rate

In Luxembourg, there were 1.4 births per woman in 2016, according to RTL and STATEC. This is less than the EU average of 1.58. France has the highest birth rate in the EU with nearly two children (1.96) per woman.  

Small City

According to the Luxembourg City Tourist Office, Luxembourg City was never a large city: there were 5,000 people in the 14th century, 8,500 in the 18th century, 46,500 World War I. On 26th January 2017, “the city currently has a population of more than 114,000; there are rather more men than women (51.19% and 48.81%). …

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Young farmers

Luxembourg has the youngest farmers in the EU, according to a report by Eurostat. The Luxemburger Wort reports that “in 2015, about 50% of farmers in Luxembourg were under the age of 40. Across the European Union about 10 million people work in agriculture which actually makes up only 4.4% of the bloc’s total workforce. …

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