The number of foreign-born residents in Czechia keeps growing

By Valentina Botica. Title photo: StockSnap, Pixabay

According to the Czech Statistical Office, the number of international residents in the Czech Republic continues to grow. As the data show, the number of non-Czechs grew by approximately 31,000 from 2016 to 2017, making the total number of international residents in CR around 524,000 (both with permanent residence and long-term residence over 90 days, as shown in the graph below). With the population of the country of 10.610.055 citizens, other nationalities make up around 5% of the population.

The number of foreigners in the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2017. Chart by: Czech Statistical Office

Breaking the number along the national lines, expectedly, the largest number of people comes from Slovakia (64,285 or around 12% of foreigners), followed by Ukrainians (33,682 or 6,4%), and then Germany (16,802 or 3,2%) and Russian Federation (15,474 or 3%).