Black people in Norway

African immigration to Norway
Madcon
Total population
88 764[1]
1.66% of the Norwegian population
Regions with significant populations
Eastern Norway 77,759
Western Norway 11,005
Languages
Norwegian, Afro-Asiatic languages, Niger–Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages
Religion
Christianity, Islam

African immigration to Norway refers to immigrants to Norway from Africa. An estimated 88 764 people in Norway are either first or second generation immigrants from Africa.[1]

Distribution

North and Northeast Africans

Immigration from countries in Africa to Norway increased slightly from the end of the 1980s, but grew markedly from 2000 onwards. The increase is owed mainly to a rise in the number of immigrants from North and Northeast Africa, including Somalia (25,496), Morocco (8,058), Eritrea (5,789) and Ethiopia (5,156).[2]

Other Africans

Compared to North and Northeast Africans, the percentage of Africans from other regions as a proportion of recent immigrants to Norway from Africa is relatively low.

Most other Africans in Norway come from West Africa, especially Ghana (2,034), Gambia (1,409) and Nigeria (1,247).[2] There is also a sizeable population of Africans from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,050).

Demographics

Country of origin

Most African Norwegians have a background from the following countries:

Country Population (1970)[3] Population (1980) Population (1990) Population (2000)[4] Population (2010)[2] Increase (2000–2010)
Total 1,179 3,188 10,069 26,521 88 764 153.26%
 Somalia 3 26 1,303 8,386 25,496 204.03%
 Morocco 401 1,130 2,380 5,409 8,058 48.97%
 Eritrea 0 3 18 733 5,789 689.76%
 Ethiopia 8 214 1,398 2,525 5,156 104.19%
 DR Congo 12 12 83 236 2,050 768.64%
 Ghana 8 29 730 1,341 2,034 51.67%
 Algeria 64 130 435 880 1,497 70.11%
 Gambia 19 143 568 984 1,409 43.19%
 Kenya 16 114 303 642 1,275 98.59%
 Sudan 6 25 57 371 1,318 255.25%
 Nigeria 11 108 284 504 1,247 147.42%
 Burundi 0 0 3 62 1,119 1704.83%
 Tunisia 39 100 358 607 1,106 82.20%
 Liberia 3 8 23 26 1,075 4034.61%

Regional distribution

Most Norwegians with African background live in the following regions:

County African Norwegian[5] Percent
Oslo 28,641 4.88%
Telemark 5,572 2.94%
Hordaland 4,740 0.99%
Rogaland 4,391 1.02%
Østfold 3,188 1.17%
Buskerud 2,760 1.07%
Sør-Trøndelag 2,491 0.85%
Akershus 2,066 1.22%
Vestfold 1,785 0.77%
Nordland 1,642 0.69%
Troms 1,531 0.97%
Vest-Agder 1,470 0.86%
Hedmark 1,368 0.71%
Møre og Romsdal 1,287 0.51%
Oppland 1,321 0.71%

References

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