According to the 2011 Census, in the last decade the Brazilian community increased 244.5%, becoming the largest foreign community living in Portugal. In 2001, this community occupied the 7th position.
The Brazilian community is one of the youngest foreign communities and is mainly located in the region of Lisboa.
They are predominantly female and hold mainly the level of secondary education. They are employed, working largely in the restaurant area, and paid work is their main source of income .
More than half of the Brazilian population (57.0%) lived in a marital union either by marriage or cohabitation. Of these, 36% were between Brazilian and Portuguese citizens.