Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


16.6% of the population residing in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area are of foreign origin, according to data from the 2021 Census cited by Pordata.

In 2011, this percentage stood at 13.9%, which means that, in a decade, the percentage of residents in the capital with foreign nationality increased by 2.7%.


In comparison, only 7.1% of residents in the Porto Metropolitan Area were born outside Portugal, and even there, there was an increase of 2.3% compared to 2011, the year in which this percentage did not exceed 4.8%.