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INE: immigrants have more years of study than Chilean National

The average number of years of international immigrant education that arrived in Chile in recent years is higher than the local resident population, according to the study "Characteristics of international immigration in Chile", revealed by the National Statistics Institute (INE) this Wednesday.

If people born in Chile aged 25 or over have 11.0 years of education, those who arrived abroad 12.6 years of average study, a particularly relevant fact in seconds that Chile faces an explosive growth of a migrant population.

According to the INE, if there were 105,070 people living abroad in 1992 who were regular residents in Chile, which equated to 0.8% of the total population, that proportion was 1.3% in the 2002 census (187,008 people) and reached 4.4% in 2017, with A total of 746,465 international immigrants (registered in April 2017).


According to the latest Government data, the number of migrants in Chile is more than a million people.

According to the 2017 census, 85% of the population of immigrants in Chile have concentrated in four regions: Metropolitan (65.3%), Antofagasta (8.4%), Tarapacá (5.9%) to Valparaiso (5.4%).

According to the same account, 50.4% of immigrants were won in three countries: Peruvian (25.2%), Colombia (14.1%) and Venezuela (11.1%).

The INE study also showed that the percentage of homes that live in it overcrowding is higher in homes with emigrants.

In fact, 20% of homes of immigrants are in homes in this situation, a figure that drops to 7% for non-immigrant homes.

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