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Belgian International migration Stats

Definitions

  • Immigrant population > Foreign-born population: Nationality and place of birth are the two criteria most commonly used to define the “immigrant” population. The foreign-born population covers all persons who have ever migrated from their country of birth to their current country of residence. The foreign population consists of persons who still have the nationality of their home country. It may include persons born in the host country.
  • Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate : The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Low education: The employment rate is calculated as the share of employed persons aged 15-64 in the total population (active and inactive persons) in the same age range. In accordance with ILO definitions, employed persons are those who worked at least one hour or who had a job during the reference week. The educational classification shown is a regrouping of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories. Generally speaking, “low” corresponds to less than upper secondary education, “intermediate” to upper secondary education and “high” to tertiary education. The latter includes high-level vocational education feeding into technical or semi-professional occupations.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women: The unemployment rate is calculated as the share of the unemployed in the total labour force (employed and unemployed persons). In accordance with the ILO standards, unemployed persons consist of those persons who report that they are without work during the reference week, that they are available for work and that they have taken active steps to find work during the four preceding weeks.
  • Trends in migration > Net migration rate: Net migration is defined as the total number of immigrant nationals and foreigners minus the total of emigrant foreigners and nationals. Arrivals and departures for purposes such as tourism and business travel are not included in the statistics.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Immigrant population > Foreign-born population 12.51% 2009 11th out of 27
Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > High educatio 72.86% 2009 20th out of 23
Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Intermadiate 53.29% 2009 22nd out of 23
Migration and employment > Employment rates of foreign-born population > Low education 35.17% 2009 20th out of 22
Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Intermadiate e 66.58% 2009 16th out of 23
Migration and employment > Employment rates of native-born population > Low education 41.1% 2009 17th out of 23
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of native-born men 6.22% 2009 7th out of 21
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born men 15.79% 2009 4th out of 21
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the foreign-born women 19.28% 2009 3rd out of 21
Migration and unemployment > Unemployment rate of the native-born women 8.04% 2009 9th out of 21
Trends in migration > Net migration rate 4.813444 2009

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"Belgium International migration Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Belgium/People/International-migration

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