Foreigners residing in the province of Bologna in the first January 2013 were 114,485, equal to 11.4% of the total resident population. If you consider the only non-EU citizens, the incidence rate is equal to 8.6%. Are the data that emerge from the survey conducted by the Foundation for the Immigration Observatory Cattaneo della Provincia di Bologna.
With respect to the incidence percentage of foreign population, the municipality of Bologna is in fifth place with 14.6%, preceded by the towns of Crevalcore (16.0 percent), Vergato (15.4 percent), Bazzano (15.3%) and Sant'Agata Bolognese (14.7 percent). Are altogether 16 Bologna municipalities to be placed above the provincial average rate of 11.4% and 27 are those above 10%.
In particular, since 1998 to 2013 the foreign population has increased by more than 90 thousand units, while the Italian component remained stable. With regard to the countries of origin in the lead there is Romania (18.5% of the total number of resident foreigners) followed by Morocco (13.4%), and Albania (7.2 percent). The community are 24.7% instead. Women outnumber men, reaching 52% share, while the average age is 33 years, against 47 of the Italian population.
Foreign minors over 16% of the total number of children, while residents of more than 2,700 marriages celebrated in 2011 in the province of Bologna, the 13.6% was celebrated between mixed couples. Marriages celebrated, however, between the bride and groom both foreigners were 3.6% (17.2% for an overall of weddings celebrated at least one foreign spouse). Finally, the number of acquisitions of Italian citizenship is increase six times from 2002 to 2012, passing by 301 cases initial current 1,893.
“The presence of foreigners on the territory – lapresidente of the province, said Beatrice Draghetti – should be read as a component that you need to know
in order to govern the long-term changes in place”. “Invest in research – added – It is essential, first and foremost, because it does provide essential orientation tools for program services and local welfare interventions”.