Native origin


The share of residents born in Estonia has not decreased since the 2011 census, but there is a higher number of countries of birth represented among residents of Estonia who were born elsewhere.

84.9% of the residents in Estonia were born here. This is very similar to the results of the 2011 census, when Estonia was the country of birth for 85.1% of the population. There is a marked difference compared to the earlier census of 2000: at that time, 80.8% of the population had been born in Estonia.

According to the 2021 census, there are people born in 175 different countries living in Estonia. There were 152 countries of birth counted in the 2011 census, and 96 in the 2000 census.

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