How many Europeans live abroad and where do they go? The first thing we can see on this map is the percentage of citizens living abroad. The percentage is higher in Moldova (381), Albania (423), Bosnia and Herzegovina (501) and Monaco (807). It is calculated here as the number of people living abroad per 1,000 inhabitants of the country of origin, according to UN data compiled by Landgeist.
This means that in Bosnia with a population of 3.3 million in 2019, 1.65 million citizens live abroad. 30% of Bosnian citizens live outside Bosnia. Norway (38), Sweden (34), France (34) and Spain (31) have the lowest emigration rates. In general, we can see that emigration is highest in the eastern half of Europe.
So where do most of them migrate to? For almost all European countries, the most popular destination for emigration is within Europe. The British and the Maltese love Australia, the Germans, the Swedes and the United States. Germany is the most popular destination for most Europeans (and Italy is no exception).
Sweden is very popular among the Nordic countries. In many states of the former Soviet Union, we see that Russia is the most popular destination. They may be dual-national Russians who moved to Russia (back) after the fall of the Soviet Union.
In most countries on this map, less than 10% of all citizens living abroad live in the most popular emigration destination. Apart from microstates, Albania is the only European country where 10% of Albanians living abroad live in the most popular destination. 11.7% of Albanian citizens living abroad live in Italy.
The rate for citizens living abroad is based on the total number of citizens living abroad. This includes people who migrated years ago, not just in 2019. In short, the emigrant population is made up of all people who are nationals of that country and do not live in it (for example, all Irish citizens who do not live in that country).Ireland).
However, this means that a non-Irish citizen who lives in Ireland for a number of years and then emigrates from Ireland is not considered an immigrant. This is mainly due to lack of data.
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