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United Nations, DESA, Population Division: international migrant stock
Provides, without restrictions, online access to five-yearly estimates about the international migrant stock by country of origin and destination (in matrix), since 1990. The data is presented in Excel files accessible after being downloaded.


(included reviews for 2015, 2017, and 2019)
Includes downloadable methodological documentation.



Information about the international migrant stocks by country of origin and destination (in matrix).

Source: estimates of the United Nations (DESA, Population Division), based in official national statistics about the resident population born abroad (or, when not available, of foreign nationality).

Time period: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Geographical range: all countries and regions of the world.

Included variables: country of origin, country of residence and gender.

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