Former Spanish 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 Argentina 1.49 million 2005
2 Venezuela 1.01 million 2005
3 Mexico 604,670 2005
4 Costa Rica 442,648 2005
5 Dominican Republic 393,010 2005
6 Philippines 374,786 2005
7 Chile 231,496 2005
8 Paraguay 168,220 2005
9 Ecuador 123,627 2005
10 Bolivia 113,957 2005
11 Colombia 109,953 2005
12 Panama 102,243 2005
13 Uruguay 84,114 2005
14 Guatemala 53,437 2005
15 Peru 41,557 2005
16 El Salvador 35,861 2005
17 Nicaragua 34,957 2005
18 Honduras 26,328 2005
19 Cuba 15,336 2005
20 Equatorial Guinea 5,800 2005


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


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