“The number of British residents had increased until 2016 (when there were 6,119 British), but then it experienced a significant drop. This decrease can be explained by the large number of naturalisations of British residents. People with dual nationality are subsequently counted as Luxembourgers. Since the vote in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, in the referendum of June 2016, the number of naturalisations of Brits living in Luxembourg has literally exploded, from 43 in 2011 to 399 in 2018 (+827.9%).”
Overall, 12% of Luxembourg citizens were double nationals; the vast majority (79%) of them held another EU27 passport.
The grand duchy had a total 613,894 inhabitants as of 1 January 2019; 93% of whom were EU28 citizens, Statec said.
Largest nationalities living in the country
Luxembourger: 52.5% of the total population
Statec issued the report in advance of this year’s Europe Day celebrations 9 May.