Percent of foreigners born in the Czech Republic tripled since mid ‘90s

01-03-2010

The percentage of children born to foreigners in the Czech Republic has tripled since the mid-1990s. According to a report by the Czech Statistical Office, the percent of foreigners born in the Czech Republic was 2.23 in 2008 compared with 0.69 in 1995. The overall number of foreigners has also climbed, with their constituting 4.2% of the population in 2009 as opposed to just slightly more than 2% in 1997. The rate of foreigners in the Czech Republic remains below the average for the European Union as a whole, where foreigners comprise almost 6% of the population. The highest rate is in Luxembourg, where 40% of the population are foreigners.