Croatian citizens residing in Germany are the fourth largest group of immigrants from the European Union who immigrated exclusively for a new job, according to this year's population census published by the State Statistical Institute in Wiesbaden on Friday.
"During the population census, 131,000 surveyed residents of Germany with Croatian citizenship stated that they immigrated to Germany solely for employment," the State Bureau of Statistics announced in response to Hina's inquiry.
Croatia is thus in fourth place in terms of the number of labour migrants from some of the European Union countries.
In first place is Poland with 380,000, followed by Romania with 271 and Italy with 208 thousand labour migrants.
As explained, the statistics do not include people who immigrated to Germany for some other purpose, such as family reunification or study, and then found employment there.
At the end of last year, 434,610 people with Croatian citizenship lived in Germany.