Former French colonies 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 Cote d'Ivoire 2.41 million 2010
2 Syria 2.21 million 2010
3 Burkina Faso 1.04 million 2010
4 Lebanon 758,167 2010
5 Mozambique 450,020 2010
6 Guinea 394,557 2010
7 Chad 388,251 2010
8 Cambodia 335,829 2010
9 Gabon 284,127 2010
10 Algeria 242,324 2010
11 Benin 232,036 2010
12 Senegal 210,061 2010
13 Niger 202,163 2010
14 Cameroon 196,570 2010
15 Togo 185,402 2010
16 Mali 162,677 2010
17 Republic of the Congo 143,203 2010
18 Djibouti 114,147 2010
19 Mauritania 99,229 2010
20 Central African Republic 80,492 2010
21 Vietnam 69,307 2010
22 Morocco 49,098 2010
23 Madagascar 37,762 2010
24 Haiti 34,966 2010
25 Tunisia 33,591 2010
26 Laos 18,916 2010


Former French colonies Compared by People > International migrant stock, total


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