The map above shows the estimated share of the black population of each European country in 2020. However, the data is not without it’s controversies. Here’s how the results were arrived at:
Estimation Methods Countries with ethnic census (Russia, Ukraine, UK, Ireland) make it straight forwards by merely providing a direct percentage. Another set of countries provide a “migration background” estimate which classifies persons with even one sub-Saharan born grandparent as having “migrant background”, this also provides a near exact ethnic estimate (Germany, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Austria and some Eastern European states).
Now, using the “exact” proportion of sub-Saharan and Caribbean (in the case of Netherlands/UK) descended
blacks to “country of birth” sub-Saharan migrants in the aforementioned countries, we are able to extrapolate a percentage to their neighbours (Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Czechia, and Hungary) based on the Number of Sub-Saharan born individuals in these respective countries.
This provides a near exact estimate with minimal margin of error of the black population in said countries which only have data on individuals who are foreign born or have foreign citizenship.
Sources for the data: Sources and latest available data: UK Census (2011), destatis.de (2019), Eurostat (2019), Russian Registrar (2019), dmsu.gov.ua (2019), scb.se (2019), Irish Census (2016), demo.istat.it (2019), opendata.cbs.nl (2019), ssb.no (2019), statbank.dk (2020), stat.fi (2019), migracje.gov.pl (2018) and ine.es (2019).
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