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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 QatarQatar 269,614.51 per 1 million people 2005
2 United Arab EmiratesUAE 127,284.7 per 1 million people 2005
3 KuwaitKuwait 104,245.17 per 1 million people 2005
4 ArubaAruba 74,167.5 per 1 million people 2005
5 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 60,809.22 per 1 million people 2005
6 SpainSpain 57,693.43 per 1 million people 2005
7 IrelandIreland 55,229.26 per 1 million people 2005
8 BhutanBhutan 54,906.26 per 1 million people 2005
9 EritreaEritrea 52,114.84 per 1 million people 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 51,429.17 per 1 million people 2005
10 LuxembourgLuxembourg 44,290.79 per 1 million people 2005
11 East TimorEast Timor 42,028.09 per 1 million people 2005
12 CyprusCyprus 38,184.22 per 1 million people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 37,418.41 per 1 million people 2005
13 CanadaCanada 33,706.96 per 1 million people 2005
14 SingaporeSingapore 32,014.37 per 1 million people 2005
15 AustraliaAustralia 31,542.67 per 1 million people 2005
16 ItalyItaly 29,859.89 per 1 million people 2005
17 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 29,790.34 per 1 million people 2005
18 PortugalPortugal 27,604.76 per 1 million people 2005
19 BahrainBahrain 27,511.06 per 1 million people 2005
20 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 26,900.54 per 1 million people 2005
21 AustriaAustria 26,707.76 per 1 million people 2005
22 BurundiBurundi 25,385.84 per 1 million people 2005
23 New ZealandNew Zealand 25,012.56 per 1 million people 2005
24 LebanonLebanon 24,933.06 per 1 million people 2005
25 ChadChad 22,460.51 per 1 million people 2005
26 MaltaMalta 22,304.83 per 1 million people 2005
27 ThailandThailand 21,973.69 per 1 million people 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 20,920.81 per 1 million people 2005
28 SwedenSweden 20,637.54 per 1 million people 2005
29 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 20,581.8 per 1 million people 2005
30 The GambiaThe Gambia 20,517.72 per 1 million people 2005
31 MayotteMayotte 20,022.22 per 1 million people 2005
32 Costa RicaCosta Rica 19,411.97 per 1 million people 2005
33 JordanJordan 19,218.33 per 1 million people 2005
34 United StatesUnited States 19,148.45 per 1 million people 2005
35 LiberiaLiberia 19,021.3 per 1 million people 2005
36 BelgiumBelgium 18,695.54 per 1 million people 2005
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 18,440.9 per 1 million people 2005
37 NorwayNorway 18,252.11 per 1 million people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 17,551.97 per 1 million people 2005
38 European UnionEuropean Union 17,550.88 per 1 million people 2005
39 IsraelIsrael 16,609.86 per 1 million people 2005
40 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 15,823.86 per 1 million people 2005
41 SyriaSyria 15,753.51 per 1 million people 2005
42 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 15,734.29 per 1 million people 2005
43 South AfricaSouth Africa 14,929.15 per 1 million people 2005
European Union averageEuropean Union average 14,229.57 per 1 million people 2005
44 GreeceGreece 13,896.97 per 1 million people 2005
45 FranceFrance 12,494.77 per 1 million people 2005
46 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 12,327.53 per 1 million people 2005
47 BeninBenin 11,711.43 per 1 million people 2005
48 BotswanaBotswana 11,331.92 per 1 million people 2005
49 GermanyGermany 11,277.69 per 1 million people 2005
50 SloveniaSlovenia 11,256.69 per 1 million people 2005
51 AngolaAngola 10,977.71 per 1 million people 2005
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 10,175.07 per 1 million people 2005
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 10,151.73 per 1 million people 2005
52 MauritaniaMauritania 9,775.99 per 1 million people 2005
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 9,615.32 per 1 million people 2005
NATO countries averageNATO average 9,515.19 per 1 million people 2005
53 BruneiBrunei 9,416.32 per 1 million people 2005
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 9,365.02 per 1 million people 2005
54 IcelandIceland 8,872.79 per 1 million people 2005
55 DenmarkDenmark 8,420.09 per 1 million people 2005
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 8,139.28 per 1 million people 2005
56 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 7,559.81 per 1 million people 2005
57 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 7,186.2 per 1 million people 2005
58 HungaryHungary 6,972.01 per 1 million people 2005
59 GabonGabon 6,912.64 per 1 million people 2005
60 RussiaRussia 6,738.87 per 1 million people 2005
61 MongoliaMongolia 6,723.57 per 1 million people 2005
62 NetherlandsNetherlands 6,710.23 per 1 million people 2005
63 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 6,548.31 per 1 million people 2005
64 FinlandFinland 6,350.81 per 1 million people 2005
65 The BahamasThe Bahamas 6,190.74 per 1 million people 2005
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 6,100.85 per 1 million people 2005
Europe averageEurope average 5,945.64 per 1 million people 2005
66 MalaysiaMalaysia 5,917.77 per 1 million people 2005
Cold countries averageCold countries average 5,439.82 per 1 million people 2005
67 GuamGuam 4,686.53 per 1 million people 2005
68 PanamaPanama 2,475.63 per 1 million people 2005
69 LibyaLibya 2,391.75 per 1 million people 2005
70 BelarusBelarus 2,045.91 per 1 million people 2005
71 SlovakiaSlovakia 1,853.91 per 1 million people 2005
72 ChileChile 1,841.04 per 1 million people 2005
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 1,833.79 per 1 million people 2005
73 VenezuelaVenezuela 1,505.06 per 1 million people 2005
74 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 881.99 per 1 million people 2005
75 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 744.48 per 1 million people 2005
76 KenyaKenya 734.01 per 1 million people 2005
77 CambodiaCambodia 710.68 per 1 million people 2005
78 EstoniaEstonia 676.03 per 1 million people 2005
79 RwandaRwanda 656.25 per 1 million people 2005
80 JapanJapan 641.76 per 1 million people 2005
81 GhanaGhana 528.65 per 1 million people 2005
82 VanuatuVanuatu 0.0 2005
83 MauritiusMauritius 0.0 2005
84 MaldivesMaldives 0.0 2005
85 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.0 2005
86 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.0 2005
87 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.0 2005
88 SurinameSuriname -146.915 per 1 million people 2005
89 UgandaUganda -173.513 per 1 million people 2005
90 MadagascarMadagascar -268.732 per 1 million people 2005
91 NamibiaNamibia -492.307 per 1 million people 2005
92 TogoTogo -580.96 per 1 million people 2005
93 CameroonCameroon -742.624 per 1 million people 2005
94 TurkeyTurkey -982.96 per 1 million people 2005
95 MozambiqueMozambique -1,010.494 per 1 million people 2005
96 NigeriaNigeria -1,202.636 per 1 million people 2005
97 BrazilBrazil -1,228.508 per 1 million people 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average -1,367.073 per 1 million people 2005
98 IndiaIndia -1,406.928 per 1 million people 2005
99 ChinaChina -1,577.828 per 1 million people 2005
100 NigerNiger -2,041.774 per 1 million people 2005
101 MalawiMalawi -2,328.48 per 1 million people 2005
102 VietnamVietnam -2,406.597 per 1 million people 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average -2,557.733 per 1 million people 2005
103 ArgentinaArgentina -2,580.835 per 1 million people 2005
104 ColombiaColombia -2,669.883 per 1 million people 2005
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average -2,802.381 per 1 million people 2005
105 CroatiaCroatia -2,902.315 per 1 million people 2005
106 BelizeBelize -3,427.005 per 1 million people 2005
107 UkraineUkraine -3,671.331 per 1 million people 2005
108 NepalNepal -3,685.599 per 1 million people 2005
109 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. -4,112.618 per 1 million people 2005
110 AlgeriaAlgeria -4,261.303 per 1 million people 2005
111 IndonesiaIndonesia -4,533.955 per 1 million people 2005
112 EthiopiaEthiopia -4,777.984 per 1 million people 2005
113 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia -4,933.522 per 1 million people 2005
114 BangladeshBangladesh -4,935.754 per 1 million people 2005
115 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan -5,172.486 per 1 million people 2005
116 PolandPoland -5,240.342 per 1 million people 2005
117 BulgariaBulgaria -5,339.147 per 1 million people 2005
118 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles -5,885.38 per 1 million people 2005
119 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico -6,843.719 per 1 million people 2005
120 ZambiaZambia -7,002.895 per 1 million people 2005
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average -7,208.553 per 1 million people 2005
121 ParaguayParaguay -7,553.591 per 1 million people 2005
122 PakistanPakistan -7,956.642 per 1 million people 2005
123 TunisiaTunisia -8,036.594 per 1 million people 2005
124 LatviaLatvia -8,512.932 per 1 million people 2005
125 SenegalSenegal -8,577.676 per 1 million people 2005
126 IraqIraq -8,590.75 per 1 million people 2005
127 TanzaniaTanzania -8,966.193 per 1 million people 2005
128 MaliMali -9,927.492 per 1 million people 2005
129 LithuaniaLithuania -10,497.027 per 1 million people 2005
130 PhilippinesPhilippines -10,836.261 per 1 million people 2005
131 BoliviaBolivia -10,890.856 per 1 million people 2005
132 BarbadosBarbados -11,129.413 per 1 million people 2005
133 Central African RepublicCentral Africa -11,144.829 per 1 million people 2005
134 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan -11,921.793 per 1 million people 2005
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average -12,178.247 per 1 million people 2005
135 RomaniaRomania -12,480.153 per 1 million people 2005
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average -12,517.617 per 1 million people 2005
136 KazakhstanKazakhstan -13,203.891 per 1 million people 2005
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average -13,304.84 per 1 million people 2005
Failed states averageFailed states average -14,224.711 per 1 million people 2005
137 CubaCuba -14,504.943 per 1 million people 2005
138 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan -14,581.511 per 1 million people 2005
139 SudanSudan -14,676.728 per 1 million people 2005
Religious countries averageReligious countries average -14,920.629 per 1 million people 2005
140 UzbekistanUzbekistan -15,286.213 per 1 million people 2005
141 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ -15,322.899 per 1 million people 2005
142 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. -15,576.369 per 1 million people 2005
143 HaitiHaiti -16,460.327 per 1 million people 2005
144 ComorosComoros -16,653.094 per 1 million people 2005
145 MoroccoMorocco -18,246.535 per 1 million people 2005
146 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire -18,658.942 per 1 million people 2005
147 PeruPeru -18,771.292 per 1 million people 2005
148 OmanOman -19,478.134 per 1 million people 2005
149 BurmaBurma -19,794.341 per 1 million people 2005
150 LesothoLesotho -20,058.292 per 1 million people 2005
151 LaosLaos -20,303.995 per 1 million people 2005
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average -20,721.261 per 1 million people 2005
152 HondurasHonduras -20,819.676 per 1 million people 2005
153 Sri LankaSri Lanka -22,509.832 per 1 million people 2005
154 GuatemalaGuatemala -23,811.3 per 1 million people 2005
155 SomaliaSomalia -24,307.758 per 1 million people 2005
156 Cape VerdeCape Verde -24,664.221 per 1 million people 2005
157 MexicoMexico -26,210.919 per 1 million people 2005
158 JamaicaJamaica -28,659.258 per 1 million people 2005
159 EcuadorEcuador -30,237.927 per 1 million people 2005
160 UruguayUruguay -31,460.591 per 1 million people 2005
161 AlbaniaAlbania -31,952.169 per 1 million people 2005
162 ArmeniaArmenia -33,153.069 per 1 million people 2005
163 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands -33,263.421 per 1 million people 2005
164 NicaraguaNicaragua -40,083.032 per 1 million people 2005
165 SwazilandSwaziland -40,740.053 per 1 million people 2005
166 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ -41,980.826 per 1 million people 2005
167 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ -41,998.807 per 1 million people 2005
168 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ -44,721.862 per 1 million people 2005
169 GrenadaGrenada -46,948.357 per 1 million people 2005
170 GuineaGuinea -47,208.291 per 1 million people 2005
171 El SalvadorEl Salvador -49,368.903 per 1 million people 2005
172 FijiFiji -49,545.479 per 1 million people 2005
173 TajikistanTajikistan -52,670.043 per 1 million people 2005
174 GuyanaGuyana -53,246.86 per 1 million people 2005
175 ZimbabweZimbabwe -53,806.709 per 1 million people 2005
176 GeorgiaGeorgia -69,064.17 per 1 million people 2005
177 TongaTonga -77,860.641 per 1 million people 2005
178 MoldovaMoldova -82,545.263 per 1 million people 2005
179 SamoaSamoa -100,008.649 per 1 million people 2005

Citation

"All countries compared for People > Migration > Net migration (per capita)", 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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