Foreign Citizens living in the Philippines in 2010

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Number of Foreigners Living in the Philippines

The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that there were 177,368 Foreign Citizens living in the Philippines at the time of the 2010 census. This is about 0.2 percent of the country’s total household population of 92,097,978.

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The number included foreigners who have resided or were expected to reside in the Philippines for at least a year from their arrival.

The percentage of these foreigners living in the different regions are:

31.12% National Capital Region – Metro Manila.
22.32% Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi)
9.02% Central Luzon (Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales)
8.40% Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon).
5.98% Central Visayas (Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor)
3.83% SOCCSKARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos City)
3.78% Ilocos (Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur)
3.33% Western Visayas (Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo)
3.10% Davao Region ( Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Davao Occidental)
1.52% Cordilera Administrative Region Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province
1.52% Eastern Visayas (Leyte, Samar and Biliran Island)
1.41% Northern Mindanao (Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental)
1.35% Cagayan Valley (Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino)
1.35% Bicol ( Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate and Sorsogon)
0.85% MIMAROPA (Mindoro Occidental and Oriental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan)
0.56% CARAGA (Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands)
0.51% Zamboanga Peninsula (Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay)

Overall these numbers of Foreigners living in the Three Island Groups are:

57.4% Luzon
31.7% Mindanao
10.8% Visayas

The largest number of foreign nationals in the Philippines were shown in the NSO figures as:

16.90% United States of America with 29,972
16.18% China with 28,705
6.53% Japan with 11,584
5.08% India with 9,007
3.28% Korea South with 5,822
2.73% Korea North with 4,846
2.65% Canada with 4,700
1.96% United Kingdom of Great Britain with 3,474
1.89% Australia with 3,360
1.80% Germany with 3,184

The next Countries with a population over 1,000 are: 2,781 Indonesia: 1,538 Taiwan: 1,460 Italy: 1,099 Spain: 1,019 Afghanistan: 1,014 France


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