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People > Migration > Net migration > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period." Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Qatar 269,614.51 per 1 million people 2005
2 United Arab Emirates 127,284.7 per 1 million people 2005
3 Kuwait 104,245.17 per 1 million people 2005
4 Aruba 74,167.5 per 1 million people 2005
5 Sierra Leone 60,809.22 per 1 million people 2005
6 Spain 57,693.43 per 1 million people 2005
7 Ireland 55,229.26 per 1 million people 2005
8 Bhutan 54,906.26 per 1 million people 2005
9 Eritrea 52,114.84 per 1 million people 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 51,429.17 per 1 million people 2005
10 Luxembourg 44,290.79 per 1 million people 2005
11 East Timor 42,028.09 per 1 million people 2005
12 Cyprus 38,184.22 per 1 million people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 37,418.41 per 1 million people 2005
13 Canada 33,706.96 per 1 million people 2005
14 Singapore 32,014.37 per 1 million people 2005
15 Australia 31,542.67 per 1 million people 2005
16 Italy 29,859.89 per 1 million people 2005
17 Equatorial Guinea 29,790.34 per 1 million people 2005
18 Portugal 27,604.76 per 1 million people 2005
19 Bahrain 27,511.06 per 1 million people 2005
20 Switzerland 26,900.54 per 1 million people 2005
21 Austria 26,707.76 per 1 million people 2005
22 Burundi 25,385.84 per 1 million people 2005
23 New Zealand 25,012.56 per 1 million people 2005
24 Lebanon 24,933.06 per 1 million people 2005
25 Chad 22,460.51 per 1 million people 2005
26 Malta 22,304.83 per 1 million people 2005
27 Thailand 21,973.69 per 1 million people 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 20,920.81 per 1 million people 2005
28 Sweden 20,637.54 per 1 million people 2005
29 New Caledonia 20,581.8 per 1 million people 2005
30 The Gambia 20,517.72 per 1 million people 2005
31 Mayotte 20,022.22 per 1 million people 2005
32 Costa Rica 19,411.97 per 1 million people 2005
33 Jordan 19,218.33 per 1 million people 2005
34 United States 19,148.45 per 1 million people 2005
35 Liberia 19,021.3 per 1 million people 2005
36 Belgium 18,695.54 per 1 million people 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 18,440.9 per 1 million people 2005
37 Norway 18,252.11 per 1 million people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 17,551.97 per 1 million people 2005
38 European Union 17,550.88 per 1 million people 2005
39 Israel 16,609.86 per 1 million people 2005
40 Bosnia and Herzegovina 15,823.86 per 1 million people 2005
41 Syria 15,753.51 per 1 million people 2005
42 United Kingdom 15,734.29 per 1 million people 2005
43 South Africa 14,929.15 per 1 million people 2005
European Union average (profile) 14,229.57 per 1 million people 2005
44 Greece 13,896.97 per 1 million people 2005
45 France 12,494.77 per 1 million people 2005
46 Saudi Arabia 12,327.53 per 1 million people 2005
47 Benin 11,711.43 per 1 million people 2005
48 Botswana 11,331.92 per 1 million people 2005
49 Germany 11,277.69 per 1 million people 2005
50 Slovenia 11,256.69 per 1 million people 2005
51 Angola 10,977.71 per 1 million people 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 10,175.07 per 1 million people 2005
South Asia average (profile) 10,151.73 per 1 million people 2005
52 Mauritania 9,775.99 per 1 million people 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 9,615.32 per 1 million people 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 9,515.19 per 1 million people 2005
53 Brunei 9,416.32 per 1 million people 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 9,365.02 per 1 million people 2005
54 Iceland 8,872.79 per 1 million people 2005
55 Denmark 8,420.09 per 1 million people 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 8,139.28 per 1 million people 2005
56 Burkina Faso 7,559.81 per 1 million people 2005
57 French Polynesia 7,186.2 per 1 million people 2005
58 Hungary 6,972.01 per 1 million people 2005
59 Gabon 6,912.64 per 1 million people 2005
60 Russia 6,738.87 per 1 million people 2005
61 Mongolia 6,723.57 per 1 million people 2005
62 Netherlands 6,710.23 per 1 million people 2005
63 Czech Republic 6,548.31 per 1 million people 2005
64 Finland 6,350.81 per 1 million people 2005
65 The Bahamas 6,190.74 per 1 million people 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6,100.85 per 1 million people 2005
Europe average (profile) 5,945.64 per 1 million people 2005
66 Malaysia 5,917.77 per 1 million people 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 5,439.82 per 1 million people 2005
67 Guam 4,686.53 per 1 million people 2005
68 Panama 2,475.63 per 1 million people 2005
69 Libya 2,391.75 per 1 million people 2005
70 Belarus 2,045.91 per 1 million people 2005
71 Slovakia 1,853.91 per 1 million people 2005
72 Chile 1,841.04 per 1 million people 2005
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 1,833.79 per 1 million people 2005
73 Venezuela 1,505.06 per 1 million people 2005
74 Congo, Republic of the 881.99 per 1 million people 2005
75 Guinea-Bissau 744.48 per 1 million people 2005
76 Kenya 734.01 per 1 million people 2005
77 Cambodia 710.68 per 1 million people 2005
78 Estonia 676.03 per 1 million people 2005
79 Rwanda 656.25 per 1 million people 2005
80 Japan 641.76 per 1 million people 2005
81 Ghana 528.65 per 1 million people 2005
=82 Vanuatu 0.0 2005
=82 Mauritius 0.0 2005
=82 Maldives 0.0 2005
=82 Papua New Guinea 0.0 2005
=82 Solomon Islands 0.0 2005
=82 Djibouti 0.0 2005
88 Suriname -146.915 per 1 million people 2005
89 Uganda -173.513 per 1 million people 2005
90 Madagascar -268.732 per 1 million people 2005
91 Namibia -492.307 per 1 million people 2005
92 Togo -580.96 per 1 million people 2005
93 Cameroon -742.624 per 1 million people 2005
94 Turkey -982.96 per 1 million people 2005
95 Mozambique -1,010.494 per 1 million people 2005
96 Nigeria -1,202.636 per 1 million people 2005
97 Brazil -1,228.508 per 1 million people 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) -1,367.073 per 1 million people 2005
98 India -1,406.928 per 1 million people 2005
99 China -1,577.828 per 1 million people 2005
100 Niger -2,041.774 per 1 million people 2005
101 Malawi -2,328.48 per 1 million people 2005
102 Vietnam -2,406.597 per 1 million people 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) -2,557.733 per 1 million people 2005
103 Argentina -2,580.835 per 1 million people 2005
104 Colombia -2,669.883 per 1 million people 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) -2,802.381 per 1 million people 2005
105 Croatia -2,902.315 per 1 million people 2005
106 Belize -3,427.005 per 1 million people 2005
107 Ukraine -3,671.331 per 1 million people 2005
108 Nepal -3,685.599 per 1 million people 2005
109 Democratic Republic of the Congo -4,112.618 per 1 million people 2005
110 Algeria -4,261.303 per 1 million people 2005
111 Indonesia -4,533.955 per 1 million people 2005
112 Ethiopia -4,777.984 per 1 million people 2005
113 Saint Lucia -4,933.522 per 1 million people 2005
114 Bangladesh -4,935.754 per 1 million people 2005
115 Turkmenistan -5,172.486 per 1 million people 2005
116 Poland -5,240.342 per 1 million people 2005
117 Bulgaria -5,339.147 per 1 million people 2005
118 Netherlands Antilles -5,885.38 per 1 million people 2005
119 Puerto Rico -6,843.719 per 1 million people 2005
120 Zambia -7,002.895 per 1 million people 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) -7,208.553 per 1 million people 2005
121 Paraguay -7,553.591 per 1 million people 2005
122 Pakistan -7,956.642 per 1 million people 2005
123 Tunisia -8,036.594 per 1 million people 2005
124 Latvia -8,512.932 per 1 million people 2005
125 Senegal -8,577.676 per 1 million people 2005
126 Iraq -8,590.75 per 1 million people 2005
127 Tanzania -8,966.193 per 1 million people 2005
128 Mali -9,927.492 per 1 million people 2005
129 Lithuania -10,497.027 per 1 million people 2005
130 Philippines -10,836.261 per 1 million people 2005
131 Bolivia -10,890.856 per 1 million people 2005
132 Barbados -11,129.413 per 1 million people 2005
133 Central African Republic -11,144.829 per 1 million people 2005
134 Azerbaijan -11,921.793 per 1 million people 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) -12,178.247 per 1 million people 2005
135 Romania -12,480.153 per 1 million people 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -12,517.617 per 1 million people 2005
136 Kazakhstan -13,203.891 per 1 million people 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -13,304.84 per 1 million people 2005
failed states average (profile) -14,224.711 per 1 million people 2005
137 Cuba -14,504.943 per 1 million people 2005
138 Kyrgyzstan -14,581.511 per 1 million people 2005
139 Sudan -14,676.728 per 1 million people 2005
Religious countries average (profile) -14,920.629 per 1 million people 2005
140 Uzbekistan -15,286.213 per 1 million people 2005
141 Trinidad and Tobago -15,322.899 per 1 million people 2005
142 Dominican Republic -15,576.369 per 1 million people 2005
143 Haiti -16,460.327 per 1 million people 2005
144 Comoros -16,653.094 per 1 million people 2005
145 Morocco -18,246.535 per 1 million people 2005
146 Cote d'Ivoire -18,658.942 per 1 million people 2005
147 Peru -18,771.292 per 1 million people 2005
148 Oman -19,478.134 per 1 million people 2005
149 Burma -19,794.341 per 1 million people 2005
150 Lesotho -20,058.292 per 1 million people 2005
151 Laos -20,303.995 per 1 million people 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) -20,721.261 per 1 million people 2005
152 Honduras -20,819.676 per 1 million people 2005
153 Sri Lanka -22,509.832 per 1 million people 2005
154 Guatemala -23,811.3 per 1 million people 2005
155 Somalia -24,307.758 per 1 million people 2005
156 Cape Verde -24,664.221 per 1 million people 2005
157 Mexico -26,210.919 per 1 million people 2005
158 Jamaica -28,659.258 per 1 million people 2005
159 Ecuador -30,237.927 per 1 million people 2005
160 Uruguay -31,460.591 per 1 million people 2005
161 Albania -31,952.169 per 1 million people 2005
162 Armenia -33,153.069 per 1 million people 2005
163 Virgin Islands -33,263.421 per 1 million people 2005
164 Nicaragua -40,083.032 per 1 million people 2005
165 Swaziland -40,740.053 per 1 million people 2005
166 Serbia and Montenegro -41,980.826 per 1 million people 2005
167 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -41,998.807 per 1 million people 2005
168 Sao Tome and Principe -44,721.862 per 1 million people 2005
169 Grenada -46,948.357 per 1 million people 2005
170 Guinea -47,208.291 per 1 million people 2005
171 El Salvador -49,368.903 per 1 million people 2005
172 Fiji -49,545.479 per 1 million people 2005
173 Tajikistan -52,670.043 per 1 million people 2005
174 Guyana -53,246.86 per 1 million people 2005
175 Zimbabwe -53,806.709 per 1 million people 2005
176 Georgia -69,064.17 per 1 million people 2005
177 Tonga -77,860.641 per 1 million people 2005
178 Moldova -82,545.263 per 1 million people 2005
179 Samoa -100,008.649 per 1 million people 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Migration > Net migration > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects 2008. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Migration/Net-migration/Per-capita

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Interesting observations about People > Migration > Net migration > Per capita

  • Qatar ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Spain ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Aruba ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Ireland ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • Thailand ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • United Arab Emirates ranked second for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Sierra Leone ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Former Soviet republics in 2005.
  • Lebanon ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Former French colonies in 2005.
  • Bhutan ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Landlocked countries in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
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