Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by People > Migration > Net migration

DEFINITION: Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including both citizens and noncitizens. Data are five-year estimates. To derive estimates of net migration, the United Nations Population Division takes into account the past migration history of a country or area, the migration policy of a country, and the influx of refugees in recent periods. The data to calculate these official estimates come from a variety of sources, including border statistics, administrative records, surveys, and censuses. When no official estimates can be made because of insufficient data, net migration is derived through the balance equation, which is the difference between overall population growth and the natural increase during the 1990-2000 intercensal period.".


1 United Arab Emirates 577,000 2005
2 Syria 300,000 2005
3 Saudi Arabia 285,000 2005
4 Kuwait 264,308 2005
5 Qatar 219,154 2005
6 Israel 115,000 2005
7 Jordan 104,000 2005
8 Lebanon 100,000 2005
9 Bahrain 19,990 2005
10 Libya 14,000 2005
11 Oman -50,000 2005
12 Tunisia -80,599 2005
13 Algeria -140,000 2005
14 Iraq -224,003 2005
15 Morocco -550,000 2005


Middle Eastern and North Africa Compared by People > Migration > Net migration


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