The Central Bureau of Statistics has published data on population migration in Croatia. In 2020, 33,414 people immigrated to the Republic of Croatia from abroad, and 34,046 people emigrated abroad. The balance of migration of the population of the Republic of Croatia with foreign countries was negative and amounted to - 632.
In 2020, 25.3 percent of Croatian citizens and 74.7 percent of foreigners immigrated from abroad, while 61.4 percent of Croatian citizens and 38.6 percent of foreigners emigrated. In the total number of immigrants and emigrants, there is a significant share of foreigners within the annual quotas of employment permits, according to the CBS.
Out of the total number of immigrants to the Republic of Croatia, 28.2 percent immigrated from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Out of the total number of emigrants from the Republic of Croatia, most persons emigrated to Germany (34.2 percent).
And men are the most likely to enter Croatia, as the figures show that in 2020 almost 75 percent of the immigrants were male. And in the total number of emigrants abroad, there was also a higher share of men (64.4 percent). The largest number of emigrants was between the ages of 20 and 39 (47.1 percent).
In 2020, the City of Zagreb (20.0 percent) and the County of Istria (11.4 percent) had the largest share in the total number of immigrants from abroad to the Republic of Croatia.