Statistics Lithuania informs that, according to the data of 2005–2014 population censuses throughout the world, the number of Lithuanians in the world totalled 3663 thousand: in Lithuania – 3043.4 thousand (83.1 per cent), abroad – 619.6 thousand (16.9 per cent). 257 thousand citizens of the Republic of Lithuania were living abroad.
The largest number – 82 per cent (508.2 thousand) – of Lithuanians living abroad were living in Europe, 13.7 per cent (84.9 thousand) – in North America, 4.3 per cent (26.5 thousand) – on other continents (Africa, Australia and Oceania, Asia, South America).
Every fifth Lithuanian living abroad was living in the United Kingdom, every seventh – in the Russian Federation, every tenth – in Poland. Other popular countries were Canada (7.9 per cent of all Lithuanians living abroad), Germany (7 per cent), Ireland (6.4 per cent), the United States (5.8 per cent) and Latvia (5.6 per cent).
Proportion of Lithuanians living abroad, per cent
340.9 thousand Lithuanian women (55 per cent of all Lithuanians living abroad) and 278.7 thousand Lithuanian men (45 per cent) were living abroad. The number of Lithuanian women living in the United States, Poland and Germany amounted to over 60 per cent of all Lithuanians living in those countries. Only in Norway the proportion of Lithuanian men exceeded that of women (60 and 40 per cent respectively).
Over 80 per cent of Lithuanians living in the Netherlands, Australia, Denmark, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Norway, Spain, Ukraine, Sweden and the United Kingdom were aged 15–64. Every tenth Lithuanian living abroad was a child under 14; the largest proportion thereof were living in Ireland (20.7 per cent of all Lithuanians living in this country), the United Kingdom (18.6 per cent), Sweden (17.9 per cent), Canada (17.6 per cent), Spain (17.3 per cent) and Norway (16 per cent). Every fifth Lithuanian living abroad was aged 65 and older; the largest proportion thereof were living in Poland (77.3 per cent of all Lithuanians living in this country).
373.5 thousand (67.3 per cent) Lithuanians aged 15 and older living abroad provided information about their education. Almost every second of them had general upper or lower secondary, every third – higher or post-secondary tertiary education. Almost every second Lithuanian living in Belarus, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, every third – in Sweden and the Russian Federation, every fourth – in Norway had higher or post-secondary tertiary education.
Information about profession was provided by 164.2 thousand (29.6 per cent) Lithuanians aged 15 and older living abroad. One-third of them were skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers, craft and related trades workers, plant and machine operators, and assemblers, one-fourth – had elementary occupations, one-fifth – were managers, professionals, technicians and associate professionals, clerical support workers, service and sales workers. In Poland, almost every second Lithuanian was a manager, professional, technician or associate professional, in Belarus and Latvia – every third. The largest proportion of Lithuanians aged 15 and older having elementary occupations was recorded in the United Kingdom and Spain, where every third Lithuanian had an elementary occupation. In Ireland and Norway, every fourth Lithuanian had an elementary occupation.
More detailed statistical information on Lithuanians living abroad is available in the Population and Housing Census section on the Official Statistics Portal.
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