Over five million foreigners live in Italy, ISTAT says

Up 1.9% over previous year, 8.2% of population

(ANSA) - Rome, April 7 - Over five million foreigners legally resided in Italy at the end of 2014 according to a report from national statistics agency ISTAT published Thursday.
    This was up 1.9% over the previous year and represented 8.2% of the total population of around 60 million.
    ISTAT said 3,929,916 non-EU citizens were legally resident in Italy at the end of 2014, while the number of permits of stay issued to non-EU citizens fell by almost 3% over the previous year, ISTAT said. The level of education of Italy's foreign population is only slightly lower than that of Italians, the agency added.


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