Immigrants from Tunisia arrive on a boat to a sea port in Italy
The OECD has published their latest report into international migration. Which countries are home to the most immigrants and which countries do they come from?
The US is the top destination for permanent immigrants according to a report published today.
The international migration outlook 2011 released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) highlights the top 25 countries with the highest number of immigrants into OECD countries and also shows where they come from.
The US was home to 1,130,200 immigrants in 2009, a rise of 2.1% on 2008. The UK follows in second place, seeing a jump of 14.5% on the number of immigrants since the previous year. However the UK is also ranked the 8th highest for the number of people migrating to other OECD countries – 133,000 people migrated in 2009.
China was the top country for immigration into OECD countries in 2009 with 468,000 nationals emigrating. Romania has by the far the largest number of emigrants per million population at 12,000 whereas despite their high ranking, China has 350 emigrants per million population.
Out of the top 25 countries listed, only seven recorded percentage increases in immigrants during 2007-2009. Iraq has seen a 22% increase during 2007/2009 of people emigrating towards the OECD countries. The Dominican Republic records highly too with a 21% increase.
Data showing the top 25 countries of immigration into OECD countries and inflows of permanent immigrants by country can be seen in our spreadsheet(in the below link).
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International migration: where do people go and where from?
Posted on July 14, 2011