East Asia and Pacific Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total

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.".


1 Australia 4.34 million 2005
2 Malaysia 2.03 million 2005
3 Japan 2 million 2005
4 Singapore 1.49 million 2005
5 Thailand 981,960 2005
6 New Zealand 857,559 2005
7 China 590,252 2005
8 Philippines 374,786 2005
9 Cambodia 303,871 2005
10 Indonesia 135,623 2005
11 Brunei 124,193 2005
12 Burma 93,243 2005
13 Vietnam 54,500 2005
14 Papua New Guinea 25,493 2005
15 Laos 20,276 2005
16 Fiji 17,176 2005
17 East Timor 11,909 2005
18 Mongolia 9,069 2005
19 Samoa 7,158 2005
20 Solomon Islands 6,468 2005
21 Palau 6,031 2005
22 Kiribati 1,993 2005
23 Marshall Islands 1,667 2005
24 Tonga 1,163 2005
25 Vanuatu 1,038 2005
26 Tuvalu 183 2005


East Asia and Pacific Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total


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