During 2004-2010 Taiwan's migration rate was positive.
On average the annual net migration amounted to 22,000 people during that period, which is equivalent to a rate of 1. inhabitants per year.
The official national language is Standard Chinese, although around 70% also speak Taiwanese Hokkien 10% speak Hakka.
Japanese speakers are becoming rare as the elderly generation who lived under Japanese rule are dying out.
In 2014, the operation of i PASS was transferred to i PASS Corporation.
citizenship to naturalise in Taiwan as a citizen of the Republic of China in 1994.A significant minority of the Han group are the Hakkas, who comprise about 15% of the total population.The Hakkas emigrated chiefly from eastern Guangdong, speak the Hakka language, and originally took up residence in the hills of the aboriginal border districts.Including the Kuomintang forces, which accounted in 1950 for about 25% of all persons on Taiwan, immigration of mainland Chinese (now approximately 13% of the present population) at the end of the 1940s was a major factor in the high population growth of Taiwan.Fertility rates decreased gradually thereafter, and in 1984 the rate reached the replacement level (2.1 children per woman, which is needed to replace the existing population).
Around 93% of the religious population are followers of a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, while a minority 4.5% are followers of Christianity.