Eastern Europe 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 Russia 12.08 million 2005
2 Ukraine 5.39 million 2005
3 Belarus 1.11 million 2005
4 Poland 825,387 2005
5 Serbia and Montenegro 674,612 2005
6 Croatia 661,365 2005
7 Armenia 492,570 2005
8 Czech Republic 453,265 2005
9 Moldova 440,121 2005
10 Hungary 333,049 2005
11 Azerbaijan 254,509 2005
12 Georgia 191,220 2005
13 Slovenia 167,330 2005
14 Romania 133,496 2005
15 Slovakia 124,447 2005
16 Bulgaria 104,076 2005
17 Albania 82,668 2005
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina 35,141 2005


Eastern Europe Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total


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