Rise of 50,000 chiefly due to migrants, EC figures show

The population of Greece has increased by 48,700 people in the past year, chiefly due to an influx of immigrants, the European Commission’s statistics service Eurostat revealed yesterday. Greece now has a population of 11.26 million, compared to 11.21 million a year ago, an increase of 0.43 percent. But, according to Eurostat, only 0.06 percent of this rate is attributable to “a natural increase” with 0.38 percent attributed to immigration. This is above the European Union average, where the percentage increase in population growth attributed to immigration is 0.33 percent.
(17.12.08)   Kathimerini English Edition   ()