Statistics Denmark acknowledges: a Somali citizen may well be registered as “with Danish origin”
For example, a new-born Somalis or Lebanese will automatically be registered as a native Dane if only one parent is born in Denmark and has Danish citizenship.
The newborn, which is now automatically registered as a native Dane, is not, however, forced to necessarily become a Danish citizen, for it retains his title.
In Germany, a different system is registered, where the requirement to register as of German origin is somewhat stricter than the assumptions on which Denmark’s statistics operate.
Persons with Danish origin: a total of 5,010,793 people or a total of 86.7 percent.
Persons with a background as immigrants and descendants: a total of 770,397 or a total of 13.3 percent.
If, in its division of the origin of the population, Denmark’s statistics applied the stricter German requirements as to who could be the name of Danish origin, the breakdown would have been as follows:
People with Danish origin: a total of 4,851,524 people or a total of 83.9 percent.
Persons with a background as immigrants and descendants: a total of 929,666 or a total of 16.1 percent.