This report provides an overview of recent immigration and settlement patterns for the four study countries. The most recent available statistics are used and patterns over the past decade are
described. Characteristics of the immigration flows (among other origin, age, and gender), as well as,
other issues related to settlement (for example nationality and citizenship) are discussed. Different
immigration flows, including asylum seekers and refugees, are presented. This part provides as much detail and comparability as possible by using different data sources. Special emphasis is put on
migrants coming from Africa and Latin America. We make use of existing data and complement it
with material specifically gathered and analyzed for the purpose of this study.