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It's An Immigrant World

The nearly 14 million Indian migrants dispersed all over the globe in mid-2013 are the highest for any country, according to a United Nations report.

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It's An Immigrant World

14 million Indian immigrants worldwide

Largest Indian immigrant population in UAE and USA

5.3 million immigrants in India

4,956 UK immigrants and 2,772 US immigrants in India

The nearly 14 million Indian migrants dispersed all over the globe in mid-2013 are the highest for any country, according to a United Nations report.

The Indian immigrant population is largest in the United Arab Emirates (2.9 million), followed by the United States (2 million) and Saudi Arabia (1.8 million). Nearly 1.4 million Indian migrants live in Pakistan and 0.8 million in Nepal. These countries were followed by the United Kingdom (0.8 million), Kuwait (0.7 million), Oman (0.6 million), Qatar (0.6 million) and Canada (0.5 million).

The United Nations data covers only people born in India living abroad. It does not cover Indians who were born abroad. The US Census Bureau has reported the Indian population in the United States at 3.5 million. The UN data, by contrast, excludes the 1.5 Indians born in the United States and those who emigrated from Africa and the Caribbean.

Presently, the USA has the largest overseas Indian population in the world, including those born in India and abroad.

India is host to 5.3 million immigrants, the vast majority from the bordering states of Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. India also has nearly 7,000 immigrants from China, 6,000 from Kuwait, and 5,000 from the UK. Just 2,700 immigrants from the USA, which hosts the largest Indian population abroad, live in India, according to the UN data.

Worldwide, there are almost a quarter billion immigrants, led by India (14 million), Mexico (13 million), Russian Federation (11 million), China (9 million), Bangladesh (7 million) and Pakistan (6 million). Among developed countries, the UK has the most migrants abroad (5 million), followed by Germany (4 million) and the United States (3 million).

The United States hosts 1 in 5 immigrants —46 million — the highest in the world. It is followed by the Russian Federation, Germany Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, France and Canada.

The report by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, titled “Trends in International Migrant Stock,” found that the number of migrants grew by almost a third from 175 million to 232 million between 2000 and 2013

World's Immigrant Population 
India  14 165 774
Mexico  13 212 419
Russian Federation  10 835 088
China  9 344 919
Bangladesh  7 757 662
Pakistan  5 682 673
Ukraine  5 560 188
Philippines  5 481 683
UK  5 178 027
Afghanistan  5 108 886
Germany  3 970 078
Kazakhstan  3 787 623
Poland  3 662 384
State of Palestine  3 640 155
Egypt  3 469 449
Romania  3 333 290
Turkey  3 108 971
Indonesia  2 992 338
USA  2 979 930
Italy  2 963 875
Morocco  2 854 502
Myanmar  2 647 982
Viet Nam  2 600 693
South Korea  2 594 382
Other North  2 554 298
Colombia  2 448 385
Iraq  2 318 696
France  2 061 829
Portugal  1 984 230
Somalia  1 921 361
Uzbekistan  1 894 542
Brazil  1 769 639
Algeria  1 716 202
Puerto Rico  1 712 357
Malaysia  1 673 671
Burkina Faso  1 641 243
Belarus  1 570 882
El Salvador  1 526 093
Bosnia and Herzegovina  1 524 583
Cuba  1 476 344
Bulgaria  1 378 735
Peru  1 373 387
Serbia  1 317 970
World  231 522 215
Indian Immigrants Worldwide 2013
UAE 2 852 207
USA 2 060 771
Saudi Arabia 1 761 857
Pakistan 1 395 854
Nepal   810 172
UK   756 471
Kuwait   730 558
Oman   644 704
Qatar   576 776
Canada   518 293
Australia   364 764
Sri Lanka   309 489
Bahrain   262 855
Singapore   138 177
Malaysia   130 320
Italy   120 224
New Zealand   55 840
Bhutan   48 076
France   47 261
Germany   46 406
South Africa   45 579
Spain   37 397
Myanmar   37 004
Bangladesh   33 795
Japan   22 101
Netherlands   20 141
Sweden   19 808
Maldives   19 801
Israel   19 297
Switzerland   18 791
Hong Kong   17 789
Ireland   16 397
China   15 036
Austria   12 133
Brunei Darussalam   11 367
Philippines   10 705
Indonesia   10 465
Norway   10 280
Mauritius   9 500
Denmark   9 343
Greece   9 218
Botswana   8 679
Portugal   8 068
Thailand   7 938
Tanzania   7 867
Belgium   7 701
Seychelles   6 141
South Korea   5 924
Russian Federation   5 522
Jordan   5 147
Finland   4 934
Libya   4 747
Madagascar   4 391
Uganda   4 350
Panama   3 845
Cyprus   3 236
Mozambique   2 390
Fiji   2 367
Malawi   2 295
Egypt   1 996
Zambia   1 973
Lebanon   1 905
Jamaica   1 698
Viet Nam   1 673
Sudan   1 315
South Sudan   1 215
Hungary   1 202
Czech Republic   1 200
Algeria   1 075
Mexico 992
Ghana 989
Poland 919
Brazil 893
Saint Maarten 826
Turkey 772
Cayman Islands 748
Liberia 746
Chile 685
Curaçao 625
Barbados 593
Bahamas 531
Bermuda 527
Tajikistan 521
Trinidad and Tobago 426
Belize 414
Dominican Republic 397
Sierra Leone 372
Rwanda 355
North Korea 351
Papua New Guinea 345
Ecuador 333
Malta 320
Iceland 286
Tonga 260
Peru 241
Solomon Islands 225
Bolivia  210
Venezuela     210
Luxembourg 205
Guadeloupe 197
Iraq 186
Uzbekistan 173
Bulgaria 159
Colombia 140
Argentina 131
Paraguay 126
Eritrea 118
Saint Lucia 113
Slovenia 111
Mongolia 97
Cambodia 97
Slovakia 95
Andorra 93
Indians Worldwide 14 165 774

 

 

Top Immigrant Host Countries
USA 45 785 090
Russian Federation 11 048 064
Germany 9 845 244
Saudi Arabia 9 060 433
United Arab Emirates 7 826 981
UK 7 824 131
France 7 439 086
Canada 7 284 069
Australia 6 468 640
Spain 6 466 605
Italy 5 721 457
India 5 338 486
Ukraine 5 151 378
Pakistan 4 080 766
Thailand 3 721 735
Kazakhstan 3 476 233
Jordan 2 925 780
Hong Kong 2 804 753
Iran   2 649 516
Malaysia 2 469 173
Côte d’Ivoire 2 446 171
Japan 2 437 169
South Africa 2 399 238
Switzerland 2 335 059
Singapore 2 323 252
Israel 2 046 873
Kuwait 2 028 053
Netherlands 1 964 922
Argentina 1 885 678
Turkey 1 864 889
Qatar 1 600 955
Sweden 1 519 510
Bangladesh 1 396 514
Syria 1 394 227
Austria 1 333 807
Uzbekistan 1 266 278
Nigeria 1 233 592
Republic of Korea 1 232 220
Venezuela 1 171 331
Belgium 1 159 801
New Zealand 1 132 828
Oman 1 112 032
Mexico 1 103 460
Belarus 1 085 396
World 231 522 215

 

 

Immigrants in India 2013
Bangladesh 3 230 025
Pakistan 1 126 796
Nepal   553 050
Sri Lanka   158 083
Other South   86 727
Myanmar   51 529
Brunei Darussalam   25 861
Other North   17 345
Malaysia   12 672
United Arab Emirates   12 209
Afghanistan   8 237
China   7 240
Bhutan   6 770
Kuwait   6 193
UK   4 956
Saudi Arabia   4 560
Singapore   4 308
United States of America   2 772
Kenya   2 425
Kazakhstan   2 246
Germany   2 187
Iran    1 737
Canada   1 673
Russian Federation   1 373
France   1 163
Indonesia 835
Japan 730
Uganda 727
Zambia 692
Australia 677
Nigeria 659
Viet Nam 575
Iraq 507
Mauritius 302
Maldives 203
Fiji 175
Portugal 159
Turkey 108
World 5 338 486
Indian Immigrants Worldwide 2013
UAE 2 852 207
USA 2 060 771
Saudi Arabia 1 761 857
Pakistan 1 395 854
Nepal   810 172
UK   756 471
Kuwait   730 558
Oman   644 704
Qatar   576 776
Canada   518 293
Australia   364 764
Sri Lanka   309 489
Bahrain   262 855
Singapore   138 177
Malaysia   130 320
Italy   120 224
New Zealand   55 840
Bhutan   48 076
France   47 261
Germany   46 406
South Africa   45 579
Spain   37 397
Myanmar   37 004
Bangladesh   33 795
Japan   22 101
Netherlands   20 141
Sweden   19 808
Maldives   19 801
Israel   19 297
Switzerland   18 791
Hong Kong   17 789
Ireland   16 397
China   15 036
Austria   12 133
Brunei Darussalam   11 367
Philippines   10 705
Indonesia   10 465
Norway   10 280
Mauritius   9 500
Denmark   9 343
Greece   9 218
Botswana   8 679
Portugal   8 068
Thailand   7 938
Tanzania   7 867
Belgium   7 701
Seychelles   6 141
South Korea   5 924
Russian Federation   5 522
Jordan   5 147
Finland   4 934
Libya   4 747
Madagascar   4 391
Uganda   4 350
Panama   3 845
Cyprus   3 236
Mozambique   2 390
Fiji   2 367
Malawi   2 295
Egypt   1 996
Zambia   1 973
Lebanon   1 905
Jamaica   1 698
Viet Nam   1 673
Sudan   1 315
South Sudan   1 215
Hungary   1 202
Czech Republic   1 200
Algeria   1 075
Mexico 992
Ghana 989
Poland 919
Brazil 893
Saint Maarten 826
Turkey 772
Cayman Islands 748
Liberia 746
Chile 685
Curaçao 625
Barbados 593
Bahamas 531
Bermuda 527
Tajikistan 521
Trinidad and Tobago 426
Belize 414
Dominican Republic 397
Sierra Leone 372
Rwanda 355
North Korea 351
Papua New Guinea 345
Ecuador 333
Malta 320
Iceland 286
Tonga 260
Peru 241
Solomon Islands 225
Bolivia  210
Venezuela     210
Luxembourg 205
Guadeloupe 197
Iraq 186
Uzbekistan 173
Bulgaria 159
Colombia 140
Argentina 131
Paraguay 126
Eritrea 118
Saint Lucia 113
Slovenia 111
Mongolia 97
Cambodia 97
Slovakia 95
Andorra 93
Indians Worldwide 14 165 774

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