Foreign or Foreign-Born Population and Labor Force in Selected OECD Countries: 1995, 2004, and 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1299):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 22 rows and 15 columns.

24,648 represents 24,648,000. In Australia, Canada, and the United States the data refer to people present in the country who are foreign born. In the European countries and Japan they generally refer to foreigners and represent the nationalities of residents; as a result, persons born in these countries may be counted among the foreign population, whereas others, who are foreign born, may have acquired the host-country nationality. Data are from censuses for Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, New Zealand and the United States and from population registers for the other countries. For more details on sources, see the notes at the end of the Annex. Note : Data are from population registers or from register of foreigners except for France and the United States (Census), Portugal (residence permits), Ireland and the United Kingdom (Labour Force Survey) and refer to the population on the 31 December of the years indicated unless otherwise stated. For more details on sources, refer to the notes at the end of the Annex


  1. Data are from population registers of foreigners except for France, Greece, Mexico, and Poland (census),
    Ireland and the United Kingdom (Labour Force Survey), Portugal (residence permits), Australia (inter-and post-censal
    estimates), and the United States (Current Population Survey).
  2. Includes unemployed except for Belgium, Greece, Norway, Luxembourg, Netherlands,
    and the United Kingdom. Germany, Luxembourg, and Netherlands include cross-border workers. Belgium
    and Italy include the self-employed. Data for Austria, Germany, and Luxembourg are from social security
    registers, and for Denmark, from the register of population. Data for Italy, Spain, and Switzerland are from
    residence or work permits. Figures for Japan and Netherlands are estimates. Data for other countries are
    from labor force surveys.
  3. Or latest period available.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.