How many foreign workers in Malta?

Replies to parliamentary questions show over 21,000 foreign nationals form part of the Maltese workforce

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Matthew Vella
26 March 2014, 7:31am
According to answers to PQs by the home affairs ministry, there are 9,670 EU citizens working in Malta and another 11,565 non-EU nationals working in Malta.

Filipino workers, at 893, form the largest non-EU group working in Malta.

They are followed by Chinese workers, 454, and Eritrean workers, 291.

From the EU, Malta's long-standing relationship with the British is clear: 1,937 are legal workers here, and then are closely followed by 1,543 Italian workers, and 878 Bulgarian workers.

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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.