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Immigration causes slight population increase in Italy

Catholic World News - May 25, 2011

Italy has seen a slight increase in its population, reversing a downward demographic trend. However, the increase is entirely due to immigrants.

Italy’s population rose by 286,114 in 2010, statistics show. There were 380,000 immigrants registered during the year. Without those immigrants, the population would show a substantial decline.

Immigrants also accounted for a growing proportion of the babies born in Italy. Among native-born Italians, the number of births in 2010 was down almost 7,000—accelerating the decline in the native population.

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