Foreign-born inhabitants as a share of total population in 2016

At the national level, Sweden has the highest share of its population born in a foreign country (17%) and Finland the lowest (5.2%). Zooming in to the regional and municipal level, populations which include the highest share of foreign born inhabitants can be found in border municipalities such as Haparanda (40%) and in larger cities such as Oslo (27%), Stockholm (24%) and Copenhagen (18%). In Finland, the cities with the highest share of their population born in foreign countries are Helsinki and Espoo (12% each) and Turku (8%). Otherwise, in 53 of the 311 Finnish municipalities less than 1% of the population were born in a foreign country.