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INE: Immigrants have more years of training than Chileans

In recent years, international immigrants arriving in Chile have taught the average number of pupils higher than locals, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), revealed on Wednesday.

If people born in Chile 25 years of age or older have 11.0 years of education, those who have worked abroad will reach 12.6 years on average, a particularly important fact when Chile faces a sharp increase in the number of migrant populations.

According to INE, if in 1992 105 070 foreign-born residents, who were resident in Chile and accounted for 0.8% of the total population, were 1,3% (187 008 people) in 2002 and reached 2017 4.4%, a a total of 746 465 international immigrants (registered April 2017).

According to the latest government data, the number of immigrants in Chile exceeds one million people.

According to the 2017 Population Census 85% of immigrants in Chile are concentrated in four regions: Metropolit (65.3%), Antofagasta (8.4%), Tarapacá (5.9%) and Valparaíso (5.4%).

According to the same figure, 50.4% of immigrants were born in this way three countries: Peru (25.2%), Colombia (14.1%) and Venezuela (11.1%).

The INE study also showed that the proportion of households living in households with immigrants are overcrowded.

In fact, in this situation, at home there are 20% of immigrant households, which drop to 7% for non-immigrant households.

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