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In the Press
- Biz @ India, Vibrant Gujarat Special issue: Interview with H.E. Mr. Sam Schreiner
- 14/01/2015: Vibrant Gujarat
- 07/01/2015: Bengal Global Summit
- 21-22 June 2013 - Luxembourg is the perfect gateway and hub for Indian companies, interested in doing business in Europe
- 19/08/13 - Indian Express: Luxembourg an emerging edu hub
- 14/01/2014 - BLBA news magazine: Distinguished honorary for Anil Anand, MD Paul Wurth India
- 24/03/2014 - Appointment of Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Mumbai
- 6-8 February 2012 - CII News Update
- 26-28 March 2012 - Seminar CII
- 12-14 June 2012 - Luxembourg plans policy to facilitate easy business visas
- 24 August 2012 - Luxembourg exploring business opportunities in Chandigarh Region
- 13-23 October 2012 - Luxembourg invites Indian investments
- 29th November -1st December 2012- Closing ceremony of AIMUN'12
- 27/12/2011- DNA Money: We hope to bring investments to Gujarat
- 14-19 November 2011: YES Bank Financial Times Banking Summit
- Indlaw News- 14/01/2010 : Luxembourg, Pharma offers trade opportunities to Indian companies
- Economic Times- 13/01/2010 : Luxembourg leaves call on Jharkhand to LNM
- Financial Express Special issue- 23/06/2009- Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Broadening ties with India
- Minister Jeannot Krecké's Economic Mission to India in the Luxembourg Press
- Curriculart meets India- Indian Press
- Curriculart meets India-Luxembourg Press
- National Day celebrations in Mumbai and Kolkata : 23rd and 25th of June respectively
- Outlook Traveller- February 2008- 48 hours in Luxembourg
Population and Demography
From an emigration country to a popular destination for migrant workers
In the 19th century, when Luxembourg was a poor agricultural State, one third of the population (about 72,000 people) emigrated to France and the United States. Since the beginning of industrialisation 1870, the Grand Duchy turned from an emigration country to a popular destination for immigrants and has experienced strong population growth since. In 1910, Luxembourg recorded 260,000 inhabitants. In 2014, the population had risen to 550,000 having more than doubled in the space of little over a century.
This growth can be divided into four major periods:
- a decline in the first four decades of the 20th century,
- a moderate baby boom in the 1950s and 1960s,
- a very rapid decline in the 1970s
- an upsurge in growth since the 1990s due to an increase in the birth rate, linked notably to a rise in immigration.
According to the UN Development Programme’s 2009 Human Development Report, the country experienced the 11th-highest human development index out of 177 ranked countries.
A plural society
Nearly half of the country’s population currently consists of non-Luxembourg citizens. Foreign residents represent 44,5% of the total population, with approximately 86% of foreign residents being EU nationals. The
strongest represented communities are the Portuguese (16.4% of the total population) and French (6.6%), followed by Italians (3.4%) and Belgians (3.3%). With a total of 150 nationalities represented, Luxembourg is a truly plural society.
Structural changes in society
Luxembourg’s population is increasing steadily.
In 2010, the birth rate was 1.63 children per woman and the average age of mothers giving birth was 31.2 years. The total number of births has risen to 5,874 with slight fluctuations since 2000. Births to foreign residents have accounted for more than 50% of total births in Luxembourg since 2003.
At the beginning of 2011, the average age of people living in Luxembourg was 39 years. 17.6% of the population of the Grand Duchy are younger than 14. People in the 15-64 age bracket represent 68.5% of the population and individuals aged 65 and over account for 13.9%.