Net Number of Migrants 2005-2010

Net Number of Migrants 2005-2010

The net number of migrants, that is, the number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants. It is expressed as thousands.

Interesting facts:

  1. According to the International Organization for Migration's World Migration Report 2010, the number of international migrants was estimated at 214 million in 2010. If this number continues to grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years, it could reach 405 million by 2050.
  2. Migration Pull Factors: Job opportunities, Better living conditions, Political and/or religious freedom, Enjoyment, Education, Better medical care, Attractive climates, Security, Family links, Industry, Better chances of marrying.

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  • The net number of migrants by major area, region and country for 2005-2010(thousands)
  • Data source: United Nations, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Updated: April 2011