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How many different nationalities at birth is the Brussels population made of?

Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis (BISA) - Did you know? - 22/08/2017

Answer: 184

On 1 January 2016, the Brussels population numbered 184 different nationalities at birth. The Belgian, French and Moroccan nationalities at birth were the most common ones. Anyone with dual Belgian and another nationality was considered to have been born a Belgian national.

184 is two nationalities more than the number of different nationalities counted among the Brussels population on 1 January 2016. On 1 January 2016, 182 different nationalities were living in Brussels. On 1 January 2015, this figure stood at 183. In fact, “Mixity 183”, an event hosted in the Brussels-Capital Region over the coming summer and autumn months is called after the 2015 figure. The event is a “pop-up museum” of diversity and is one of the events being organised in Brussels this year to celebrate the Year of Mixity. In that light, Brussels is marking the year 2017 by celebrating its enormous diversity.

Further information about Mixity and the various events organised on the theme of diversity can be found via the following link: Visit Brussels.

 Keen to find out more?

Further details about the nationalities at birth of the Brussels population can be found in the new tables under the theme Population on our website and in our Focus 20 (FR).