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People > International migrant stock, total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: International migrant stock, total. International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 European Union 47.61 million 2010
2 United States 42.81 million 2010
3 Russia 12.27 million 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.51 million 2010
4 Germany 10.76 million 2010
5 Saudi Arabia 7.29 million 2010
6 Canada 7.2 million 2010
7 France 6.68 million 2010
8 United Kingdom 6.45 million 2010
9 Spain 6.38 million 2010
10 India 5.44 million 2010
11 Ukraine 5.26 million 2010
12 Australia 4.71 million 2010
13 Italy 4.46 million 2010
14 Pakistan 4.23 million 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.54 million 2010
15 United Arab Emirates 3.29 million 2010
16 Kazakhstan 3.08 million 2010
17 Jordan 2.97 million 2010
18 Israel 2.94 million 2010
19 Hong Kong 2.74 million 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.47 million 2010
Cold countries average (profile) 2.44 million 2010
20 Cote d'Ivoire 2.41 million 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.37 million 2010
21 Malaysia 2.36 million 2010
Western Europe average (profile) 2.21 million 2010
22 Syria 2.21 million 2010
South Asia average (profile) 2.18 million 2010
23 Japan 2.18 million 2010
24 Iran 2.13 million 2010
25 Kuwait 2.1 million 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 2.04 million 2010
26 Singapore 1.97 million 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 1.96 million 2010
27 South Africa 1.86 million 2010
28 Ghana 1.85 million 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.82 million 2010
29 Switzerland 1.76 million 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.76 million 2010
30 Netherlands 1.75 million 2010
European Union average (profile) 1.7 million 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.69 million 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.67 million 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.55 million 2010
Europe average (profile) 1.5 million 2010
31 Argentina 1.45 million 2010
32 Turkey 1.41 million 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.32 million 2010
33 Austria 1.31 million 2010
34 Sweden 1.31 million 2010
35 Qatar 1.31 million 2010
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.23 million 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 1.22 million 2010
36 Uzbekistan 1.18 million 2010
37 Thailand 1.16 million 2010
Christian countries average (profile) 1.14 million 2010
38 Greece 1.13 million 2010
39 Nigeria 1.13 million 2010
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 1.1 million 2010
40 Belarus 1.09 million 2010
41 Bangladesh 1.09 million 2010
42 Burkina Faso 1.04 million 2010
43 Venezuela 1.01 million 2010
44 Belgium 974,849 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 972,829.37 2010
45 New Zealand 962,072 2010
46 Nepal 945,865 2010
47 Portugal 918,626 2010
48 Ireland 898,630 2010
49 Poland 827,453 2010
50 Oman 826,074 2010
51 Kenya 817,747 2010
Catholic countries average (profile) 786,548.78 2010
52 Lebanon 758,167 2010
53 Sudan 753,447 2010
Tourist destinations average (profile) 734,049.45 2010
failed states average (profile) 731,392.8 2010
54 Mexico 725,684 2010
55 Croatia 699,947 2010
56 Brazil 688,026 2010
57 China 685,775 2010
58 Libya 682,482 2010
59 Tanzania 659,202 2010
60 Uganda 646,548 2010
Hot countries average (profile) 559,794.94 2010
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 548,457.03 2010
61 Ethiopia 547,984 2010
62 South Korea 534,817 2010
63 Serbia 525,388 2010
64 Yemen 517,926 2010
65 Costa Rica 489,201 2010
66 Norway 485,444 2010
67 Denmark 483,714 2010
68 Rwanda 465,480 2010
69 Czech Republic 453,041 2010
70 Mozambique 450,020 2010
71 Democratic Republic of the Congo 444,672 2010
Landlocked countries average (profile) 436,920.95 2010
72 Philippines 435,423 2010
73 Dominican Republic 434,343 2010
74 Moldova 408,319 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 399,172.69 2010
75 Guinea 394,557 2010
76 Ecuador 393,641 2010
77 Chad 388,251 2010
78 Zimbabwe 372,258 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 369,990.62 2010
79 Hungary 368,076 2010
80 Sri Lanka 339,915 2010
81 Cambodia 335,829 2010
82 Latvia 335,022 2010
83 Armenia 324,184 2010
84 Puerto Rico 323,962 2010
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 323,236.29 2010
85 Chile 320,397 2010
86 Bahrain 315,403 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 304,913.35 2010
87 Macau 299,692 2010
88 The Gambia 290,104 2010
89 Tajikistan 284,291 2010
90 Gabon 284,127 2010
91 Malawi 275,851 2010
92 Azerbaijan 263,940 2010
93 Egypt 244,714 2010
94 Algeria 242,324 2010
95 Zambia 233,140 2010
96 Benin 232,036 2010
97 Finland 225,646 2010
98 Kyrgyzstan 222,731 2010
99 Senegal 210,061 2010
100 Turkmenistan 207,700 2010
101 Niger 202,163 2010
102 Cameroon 196,570 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 187,633.94 2010
103 Togo 185,402 2010
104 Estonia 182,464 2010
105 Luxembourg 173,232 2010
106 Georgia 167,269 2010
107 Slovenia 163,894 2010
108 Mali 162,677 2010
109 Paraguay 161,306 2010
110 Cyprus 154,253 2010
111 Brunei 148,123 2010
112 Bolivia 145,817 2010
113 Republic of the Congo 143,203 2010
114 Namibia 138,870 2010
115 Romania 132,757 2010
116 Slovakia 130,682 2010
117 Republic of Macedonia 129,701 2010
118 Lithuania 128,855 2010
119 Indonesia 122,908 2010
120 Panama 121,003 2010
121 Botswana 114,838 2010
122 Djibouti 114,147 2010
123 Colombia 110,297 2010
124 Bulgaria 107,245 2010
125 Sierra Leone 106,776 2010
126 Mauritania 99,229 2010
127 Liberia 96,310 2010
128 Afghanistan 90,883 2010
129 Albania 89,106 2010
130 Burma 88,695 2010
131 Iraq 83,380 2010
132 Central African Republic 80,492 2010
133 Uruguay 79,896 2010
134 Guam 78,887 2010
135 Channel Islands 74,790 2010
136 Vietnam 69,307 2010
137 Angola 65,387 2010
138 Burundi 60,770 2010
139 New Caledonia 59,767 2010
140 Guatemala 59,457 2010
141 Andorra 55,847 2010
142 Northern Mariana Islands 54,798 2010
143 Morocco 49,098 2010
144 Belize 46,807 2010
145 Isle of Man 43,947 2010
146 Mauritius 42,917 2010
147 Montenegro 42,509 2010
148 Swaziland 40,418 2010
149 El Salvador 40,324 2010
150 Bhutan 40,246 2010
151 Nicaragua 40,130 2010
152 Suriname 39,474 2010
153 Madagascar 37,762 2010
154 Peru 37,625 2010
155 Iceland 37,223 2010
156 North Korea 37,121 2010
157 Cayman Islands 35,684 2010
158 Haiti 34,966 2010
159 French Polynesia 34,803 2010
160 Trinidad and Tobago 34,348 2010
161 Aruba 34,268 2010
162 Tunisia 33,591 2010
163 The Bahamas 33,406 2010
164 Jamaica 29,962 2010
165 American Samoa 28,370 2010
166 Barbados 28,080 2010
167 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27,780 2010
168 Papua New Guinea 24,546 2010
169 Honduras 24,344 2010
170 Monaco 23,572 2010
171 Somalia 22,843 2010
172 Antigua and Barbuda 20,928 2010
173 Bermuda 19,942 2010
174 Guinea-Bissau 19,244 2010
175 Laos 18,916 2010
176 Fiji 18,533 2010
177 Eritrea 16,484 2010
178 Malta 15,456 2010
179 Cuba 15,259 2010
180 East Timor 13,836 2010
181 Comoros 13,525 2010
182 Grenada 12,597 2010
183 Liechtenstein 12,538 2010
184 Cape Verde 12,053 2010
185 San Marino 11,683 2010
186 Guyana 11,599 2010
187 Seychelles 10,838 2010
188 Saint Lucia 10,180 2010
189 Mongolia 10,022 2010
190 Samoa 8,976 2010
191 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8,611 2010
192 Equatorial Guinea 7,447 2010
193 Solomon Islands 6,971 2010
194 Lesotho 6,328 2010
195 Turks and Caicos Islands 6,257 2010
196 Greenland 5,823 2010
197 Palau 5,776 2010
198 Dominica 5,501 2010
199 Sao Tome and Principe 5,253 2010
200 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5,046 2010
201 Maldives 3,280 2010
202 Faeroe Islands 3,262 2010
203 Federated States of Micronesia 2,668 2010
204 Kiribati 1,978 2010
205 Marshall Islands 1,709 2010
206 Tonga 848 2010
207 Vanuatu 814 2010
208 Tuvalu 151 2010

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"Countries Compared by People > International migrant stock, total. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Population Division, Trends in Total Migrant Stock: 2008 Revision. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/International-migrant-stock,-total

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