Eastern Europe Compared by People > International migrant stock, total

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.


1 Russia 12.27 million 2010
2 Ukraine 5.26 million 2010
3 Belarus 1.09 million 2010
4 Poland 827,453 2010
5 Croatia 699,947 2010
6 Serbia 525,388 2010
7 Czech Republic 453,041 2010
8 Moldova 408,319 2010
9 Hungary 368,076 2010
10 Armenia 324,184 2010
11 Azerbaijan 263,940 2010
12 Georgia 167,269 2010
13 Slovenia 163,894 2010
14 Romania 132,757 2010
15 Slovakia 130,682 2010
16 Bulgaria 107,245 2010
17 Albania 89,106 2010
18 Montenegro 42,509 2010
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina 27,780 2010


Eastern Europe Compared by People > International migrant stock, total


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