[quote=“The Taipei Times, quoted by the National Police Administration”]
Laborers comprise biggest group of foreign residents
The Taipei Times staff Jul 30, 2006
According to the latest interior ministry figures, 467,979 foreigners were residing in Taiwan as of last month. Of these, the largest group, totaling 337,000, was foreign laborers, accounting for 62.2 percent of the total figure. The second-largest group was foreign spouses (not including Chinese spouses), of whom there were 79,000, 14.7 percent of the total.
In terms of profession, the next largest groups of foreign residents was teachers, of whom there were more than 6000, businessmen and engineers, both over 3000 each, and then missionaries of whom there were around 1,500.
The two largest groups account for over three-fourths of the total foreigner population in the country and reside mainly in Taipei County, Taoyuan County, and Taipei City.
The number of foreign laborers increased 12 percent from the same period last year with Thais, Filipinos and Vietnamese workers forming the three largest groups by nationality, the report said.
The number of Indonesian laborers increased the most by some 46,000 people while the number of Vietnamese workers decreased the most, by some 19,000, but officials did not elaborate on the reasons behind the fluctuations.
The number of foreign spouses decreased by 7.6 percent due to the launch of the Ministry of the Interior’s naturalization exams at the beginning of the year.As a result many foreign spouses have taken the exam and obtained Taiwanese citizenship, ministry officials said.The report stated that most of the foreign spouses (62.5 percent) were Vietnamese.
The report also said that 70,691 foreigners with visitor visas (including visitors from visa exempt countries) were in the country as of the end of last month, and were mainly on business trips or vacations.
Of these, 21,186, or 29.97 percent, were Americans, followed by 13,933, Japanese visitors at almost 20 percent and 7,755 Indonesians forming 10.9 percent of visitors.[/quote]Source
1000:1, but you figures look dodgy. What about the US military in Korea, Japan, Afghanistan and Iraq?