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Hot countries 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Saudi Arabia 6.34 million 2005
2 India 5.89 million 2005
3 Australia 4.34 million 2005
4 Pakistan 3.55 million 2005
5 Cote d'Ivoire 2.37 million 2005
6 Malaysia 2.03 million 2005
7 Kuwait 1.87 million 2005
8 Ghana 1.67 million 2005
9 Singapore 1.49 million 2005
10 Bangladesh 1.03 million 2005
11 Venezuela 1.01 million 2005
12 Thailand 981,960 2005
13 Nigeria 972,126 2005
14 Tanzania 797,701 2005
15 Kenya 790,071 2005
16 Burkina Faso 772,814 2005
17 Qatar 712,861 2005
18 Brazil 686,309 2005
19 Oman 666,263 2005
20 Uganda 652,408 2005
21 Sudan 639,686 2005
22 Libya 617,536 2005
23 Mexico 604,670 2005
24 Ethiopia 554,021 2005
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 480,105 2005
26 Costa Rica 442,648 2005
27 Mozambique 406,075 2005
28 Guinea 401,217 2005
29 Dominican Republic 393,010 2005
30 Zimbabwe 391,345 2005
31 Philippines 374,786 2005
32 Sri Lanka 366,390 2005
33 Chad 358,446 2005
34 Cambodia 303,871 2005
35 Zambia 287,337 2005
36 Malawi 278,806 2005
37 Bahrain 278,166 2005
38 Gabon 244,550 2005
39 Algeria 242,446 2005
40 Senegal 220,208 2005
41 Cameroon 211,880 2005
42 Benin 187,584 2005
43 Niger 182,960 2005
44 Togo 182,823 2005
45 Paraguay 168,220 2005
46 Mali 165,448 2005
47 Sierra Leone 152,101 2005
48 Indonesia 135,623 2005
49 Iraq 128,115 2005
50 Brunei 124,193 2005
51 Ecuador 123,627 2005
52 Bolivia 113,957 2005
53 Djibouti 110,333 2005
54 Colombia 109,953 2005
55 Panama 102,243 2005
56 Liberia 96,793 2005
57 Burma 93,243 2005
58 Botswana 80,148 2005
59 Mauritania 66,053 2005
60 Virgin Islands 59,210 2005
61 Angola 56,055 2005
62 Vietnam 54,500 2005
63 New Caledonia 54,475 2005
64 Guatemala 53,437 2005
65 Mauritius 40,824 2005
66 Belize 40,633 2005
67 Madagascar 39,699 2005
68 Swaziland 38,574 2005
69 Trinidad and Tobago 37,823 2005
70 El Salvador 35,861 2005
71 Nicaragua 34,957 2005
72 Suriname 33,976 2005
73 The Bahamas 31,632 2005
74 Haiti 30,054 2005
75 Jamaica 27,178 2005
76 Honduras 26,328 2005
77 Barbados 26,234 2005
78 Papua New Guinea 25,493 2005
79 Somalia 21,271 2005
80 Laos 20,276 2005
81 Guinea-Bissau 19,219 2005
82 Bermuda 18,771 2005
83 Antigua and Barbuda 18,222 2005
84 Fiji 17,176 2005
85 Cuba 15,336 2005
86 Eritrea 14,612 2005
87 Comoros 13,661 2005
88 Cape Verde 11,183 2005
89 Grenada 10,843 2005
90 Guyana 9,984 2005
91 Saint Lucia 8,679 2005
92 Seychelles 8,441 2005
93 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7,412 2005
94 Samoa 7,158 2005
95 Solomon Islands 6,468 2005
96 Equatorial Guinea 5,800 2005
97 Dominica 4,526 2005
98 Maldives 3,151 2005
99 Kiribati 1,993 2005
100 Marshall Islands 1,667 2005
101 Tonga 1,163 2005
102 Tuvalu 183 2005

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Hot countries Compared by People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total

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Interesting observations about People > Migration > International migrant stock > Total

  • United States ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Christian countries in 2005.
  • Saudi Arabia ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Europe in 2005.
  • France ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Catholic countries in 2005.
  • Germany ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst European Union in 2005.
  • European Union ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total globally in 2005.
  • Argentina ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2005.
  • Canada ranked second for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Former British colonies in 2005.
  • Pakistan ranked second for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Australia ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2005.
  • Cote d'Ivoire ranked first for migration > international migrant stock > total amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
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