Where everyone in the world is migrating â€” in one gorgeous chart
J Thoendell stashed this in Maps
While the results of the migration study arenâ€™t particularly groundbreaking, there are two interesting insights:
1) Adjusted for population growth, the global migration rate has stayed roughly the same since around Â since 1995 (it was higher from 1990-1995).
2) Itâ€™s not the poorest countries sending people to the richest countries, itâ€™s countries in transitionâ€”still poor, but with some education and mobilityâ€”that are the highest migratory contributors.
â€śOne of the conclusions they make in the paper, is the idea as countries develop, they continue toÂ send more migrants, and at some point they become migrant-receiving regions themselves,â€ť saysÂ Fernando Riosmena, a geographer from the University of Colorado, who did not contribute to this research, but is collaborating with one of the authors on a future paper.
A few other noteworthy results:
1) TheÂ largest regional migration is from Southeast Asia to the Middle East. This is largely driven by the huge, oil-driven,Â construction booms happeningÂ onÂ the Arabian Peninsula.
2) The biggest flow between individual countries is the steady stream from Mexico to the US. (In fact, the US is the largest single migrant destination)
3)Â Thereâ€™s aÂ huge circulation of migrants amongÂ sub-Saharan African countries.Â
I had no idea the steady stream from Mexico to US is ongoing.
Or that Canada has so little migration!
Frankly this whole map is fascinating.