Former French colonies 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 Cote d'Ivoire 2.37 million 2005
2 Syria 1.33 million 2005
3 Burkina Faso 772,814 2005
4 Lebanon 721,191 2005
5 Mozambique 406,075 2005
6 Guinea 401,217 2005
7 Chad 358,446 2005
8 Cambodia 303,871 2005
9 Gabon 244,550 2005
10 Algeria 242,446 2005
11 Senegal 220,208 2005
12 Cameroon 211,880 2005
13 Benin 187,584 2005
14 Niger 182,960 2005
15 Togo 182,823 2005
16 Mali 165,448 2005
17 Djibouti 110,333 2005
18 Central African Republic 75,623 2005
19 Mauritania 66,053 2005
20 Vietnam 54,500 2005
21 Morocco 51,020 2005
22 Madagascar 39,699 2005
23 Tunisia 34,881 2005
24 Haiti 30,054 2005
25 Laos 20,276 2005


Former French colonies Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total


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