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Atlas of Portuguese emigration
Rui Pena Pires*, Inês Vidigal*, Cláudia Pereira*, Joana Azevedo*, Carlota Moura Veiga*
Emigration in Portugal is a long-term and widespread phenomenon that has seen a new boom in the 21st century. Between 2001 and 2020, an average of more than 75,000 people will have left Portugal every year. In addition to the previous large migratory waves in the second half of the 20th century, the most recent departures have contributed to the creation of a large emigrant population. Today, more than 2.1 million Portuguese emigrants live around the world. Measured in relative terms, Portuguese emigration is the largest in Europe and the eighth largest in the world. This Atlas, produced by the permanent team of researchers at the Emigration Observatory and published by Mundos Sociais, compiles and analyses the statistical information available on the current state of Portuguese emigration.


Publisher  Mundos Sociais
   October de 2023
Pages  90
ISBN  978-989-8536-86-0
DOI  10.15847/CIESMS0012023
Index  Note about the statistics. Introduction. General data on Portuguese emigration. Emigration destinations. Emigration to Europe. Emigration to America. Emigration to other destinations. Sources. Bibliography.
Cite as  Pires, Rui Pena, Inês Vidigal, Cláudia Pereira, Joana Azevedo e Carlota Moura Veiga (2023), Atlas da Emigração Portuguesa, Lisboa, Mundos Sociais. DOI: 10.15847/CIESMS0012023



Map      Destinations of Portuguese emigration, 2000-2019

Note The years used to calculate average flows are not the same in all countries, depending on the data available. 

Fonte [DEU] Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland; [AGO] Consulados de Angola em Portugal (Lisboa e Porto); [AUS] Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Border Protection; [AUT] Statistics Austria; [BEL] Eurostat, Statistics Database, Population and Social Conditions; [BRA] Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego; [CAN] Citizenship and Immigration Canada; [DNK] Denmark Statistik; [ESP] Instituto Nacional de Estadística; [USA] US Department of Homeland Security; [FRA] Institut Nacional de la Statistique et des Études Économiques; [NLD] Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek; [IRL] Eurostat, Statistics Database, Population and Social Conditions; [ITA] Eurostat, Statistics Database, Population and Social Conditions; [LUX] Le Portail des Statistiques du Luxembourg; [MAC] Direcção dos Serviços de Estatística e Censos, Governo da RAE de Macau; [MOZ] Ministério do Trabalho de Moçambique; [NOR] Statistics Norway; [GBR] Department for Work and Pensions; [SWE] Statistics Sweden;. [CHE] Office Fédéral de la Statistique; [VEN] Instituto Nacional de Estadística.


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal


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