Jordan ranked 8th globally for foreign population, study finds

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AMMAN — A study conducted by Visual Capitalist found that Jordan ranked eighth globally in terms of the percentage of foreign inhabitants in the country. اضافة اعلان

According to the study, carried by Khaberni, foreigners (expatriates and immigrants) make up 34 percent of Jordan's total population, which is more than one-third.

In the same report, Jordan ranked seventh among the Middle East in the same classification.

The UAE topped the list with the highest percentage of foreign population compared to the total population in the world, at 88 percent, meaning that only 12 percent of the population are UAE nationals.

Qatar came in second, with the study showing that three out of four people in the emirate are migrants. The country's high percentage of foreign workers has led to a severe demographic imbalance, according to the study, with around 75 percent of Qatar's population being male.

While Middle Eastern countries dominated the list, Singapore had the highest percentage of foreign residents from outside the region, ranking seventh at 43 percent of the population, followed by Australia in ninth place globally at 30 percent of the total population. 

Even though the US is out of the top 20 on the list, it has the largest number of immigrants compared to any other country, estimated at 50 million. Germany comes after with an estimated 16 million.

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