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People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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 41.6 million 2005
2 United States 39.27 million 2005
3 Russia 12.08 million 2005
4 Germany 10.6 million 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10.51 million 2005
5 France 6.48 million 2005
6 Saudi Arabia 6.34 million 2005
7 Canada 6.3 million 2005
8 India 5.89 million 2005
9 United Kingdom 5.84 million 2005
10 Ukraine 5.39 million 2005
11 Spain 4.61 million 2005
12 Australia 4.34 million 2005
13 Pakistan 3.55 million 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.27 million 2005
14 Italy 3.07 million 2005
15 Kazakhstan 2.97 million 2005
16 United Arab Emirates 2.86 million 2005
17 Israel 2.66 million 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 2.46 million 2005
18 Cote d'Ivoire 2.37 million 2005
19 Jordan 2.35 million 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 2.3 million 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.15 million 2005
South Asia average (profile) 2.12 million 2005
20 Malaysia 2.03 million 2005
21 Japan 2 million 2005
22 Kuwait 1.87 million 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 1.79 million 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 1.75 million 2005
23 Netherlands 1.74 million 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 1.72 million 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 1.7 million 2005
24 Ghana 1.67 million 2005
25 Switzerland 1.66 million 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.6 million 2005
European Union average (profile) 1.51 million 2005
Europe average (profile) 1.49 million 2005
26 Argentina 1.49 million 2005
27 Singapore 1.49 million 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 1.48 million 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.39 million 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 1.35 million 2005
28 Turkey 1.33 million 2005
29 Syria 1.33 million 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.3 million 2005
30 Uzbekistan 1.27 million 2005
31 South Africa 1.25 million 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 1.23 million 2005
32 Austria 1.16 million 2005
33 Sweden 1.11 million 2005
34 Belarus 1.11 million 2005
Christian countries average (profile) 1.09 million 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 1.04 million 2005
35 Bangladesh 1.03 million 2005
36 Venezuela 1.01 million 2005
37 Thailand 981,960 2005
38 Greece 975,005 2005
39 Nigeria 972,126 2005
40 Belgium 882,080 2005
41 New Zealand 857,559 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 841,783.86 2005
42 Poland 825,387 2005
43 Nepal 818,702 2005
44 Tanzania 797,701 2005
45 Kenya 790,071 2005
46 Burkina Faso 772,814 2005
47 Portugal 763,744 2005
48 Lebanon 721,191 2005
49 Qatar 712,861 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 687,187.77 2005
50 Brazil 686,309 2005
failed states average (profile) 680,638.86 2005
51 Serbia and Montenegro 674,612 2005
52 Oman 666,263 2005
53 Croatia 661,365 2005
54 Uganda 652,408 2005
55 Sudan 639,686 2005
56 Ireland 617,619 2005
57 Libya 617,536 2005
Tourist destinations average (profile) 611,431.08 2005
58 Mexico 604,670 2005
59 China 590,252 2005
60 Ethiopia 554,021 2005
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 518,597.12 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 494,832.81 2005
61 Armenia 492,570 2005
62 Democratic Republic of the Congo 480,105 2005
63 Czech Republic 453,265 2005
64 Costa Rica 442,648 2005
65 Moldova 440,121 2005
66 Rwanda 435,749 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 432,701.67 2005
67 Denmark 420,831 2005
68 Mozambique 406,075 2005
69 Guinea 401,217 2005
70 Dominican Republic 393,010 2005
71 Zimbabwe 391,345 2005
72 Latvia 379,630 2005
73 Philippines 374,786 2005
74 Norway 370,578 2005
75 Sri Lanka 366,390 2005
76 Chad 358,446 2005
77 Puerto Rico 352,406 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 351,263.52 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 344,885 2005
78 Hungary 333,049 2005
79 Tajikistan 306,433 2005
80 Cambodia 303,871 2005
81 Kyrgyzstan 288,053 2005
82 Zambia 287,337 2005
83 Malawi 278,806 2005
84 Bahrain 278,166 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 273,372.55 2005
85 Azerbaijan 254,509 2005
86 Gabon 244,550 2005
87 Algeria 242,446 2005
88 The Gambia 231,739 2005
89 Chile 231,496 2005
90 Turkmenistan 223,732 2005
91 Senegal 220,208 2005
92 Cameroon 211,880 2005
93 Estonia 201,654 2005
94 Georgia 191,220 2005
95 Benin 187,584 2005
96 Niger 182,960 2005
97 Togo 182,823 2005
98 Finland 171,395 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 170,861.83 2005
99 Paraguay 168,220 2005
100 Slovenia 167,330 2005
101 Mali 165,448 2005
102 Lithuania 165,334 2005
103 Luxembourg 156,184 2005
104 Sierra Leone 152,101 2005
105 Indonesia 135,623 2005
106 Romania 133,496 2005
107 Namibia 131,630 2005
108 Congo, Republic of the 128,838 2005
109 Iraq 128,115 2005
110 Slovakia 124,447 2005
111 Brunei 124,193 2005
112 Ecuador 123,627 2005
113 Cyprus 116,157 2005
114 Bolivia 113,957 2005
115 Djibouti 110,333 2005
116 Colombia 109,953 2005
117 Bulgaria 104,076 2005
118 Panama 102,243 2005
119 Liberia 96,793 2005
120 Burma 93,243 2005
121 Afghanistan 86,451 2005
122 Uruguay 84,114 2005
123 Albania 82,668 2005
124 Burundi 81,566 2005
125 Botswana 80,148 2005
126 Guam 76,498 2005
127 Central African Republic 75,623 2005
128 Mauritania 66,053 2005
129 Virgin Islands 59,210 2005
130 Mayotte 56,996 2005
131 Angola 56,055 2005
132 Vietnam 54,500 2005
133 New Caledonia 54,475 2005
134 Guatemala 53,437 2005
135 Morocco 51,020 2005
136 Northern Mariana Islands 50,839 2005
137 Netherlands Antilles 46,568 2005
138 Peru 41,557 2005
139 Mauritius 40,824 2005
140 Belize 40,633 2005
141 Madagascar 39,699 2005
142 Swaziland 38,574 2005
143 Trinidad and Tobago 37,823 2005
144 Bhutan 37,338 2005
145 El Salvador 35,861 2005
146 Bosnia and Herzegovina 35,141 2005
147 Nicaragua 34,957 2005
148 Tunisia 34,881 2005
149 Suriname 33,976 2005
150 Cayman Islands 33,944 2005
151 Aruba 33,422 2005
152 French Polynesia 32,489 2005
153 The Bahamas 31,632 2005
154 Haiti 30,054 2005
155 Jamaica 27,178 2005
156 American Samoa 26,585 2005
157 Honduras 26,328 2005
158 Barbados 26,234 2005
159 Papua New Guinea 25,493 2005
160 Monaco 22,642 2005
161 Iceland 22,577 2005
162 Somalia 21,271 2005
163 Laos 20,276 2005
164 Guinea-Bissau 19,219 2005
165 Bermuda 18,771 2005
166 Antigua and Barbuda 18,222 2005
167 Fiji 17,176 2005
168 Cuba 15,336 2005
169 Eritrea 14,612 2005
170 Comoros 13,661 2005
171 East Timor 11,909 2005
172 Liechtenstein 11,881 2005
173 Malta 11,654 2005
174 San Marino 11,396 2005
175 Cape Verde 11,183 2005
176 Grenada 10,843 2005
177 Guyana 9,984 2005
178 Gibraltar 9,211 2005
179 Mongolia 9,069 2005
180 Saint Lucia 8,679 2005
181 Seychelles 8,441 2005
182 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,412 2005
183 Samoa 7,158 2005
184 Greenland 6,685 2005
185 Solomon Islands 6,468 2005
186 Lesotho 6,247 2005
187 Palau 6,031 2005
188 Turks and Caicos Islands 5,952 2005
189 Equatorial Guinea 5,800 2005
190 Sao Tome and Principe 5,387 2005
191 Dominica 4,526 2005
192 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4,519 2005
193 Maldives 3,151 2005
194 Faroe Islands 3,027 2005
195 Kiribati 1,993 2005
196 Marshall Islands 1,667 2005
197 Tonga 1,163 2005
198 Vanuatu 1,038 2005
199 Tuvalu 183 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > 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/Migration/International-migrant-stock/Total

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