Connecting with Emigrants

A Global Profile of Diasporas 2015

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This publication describes the size and characteristics of emigrant populations by origin countries with a special focus on educational attainment and labour force status. It offers origin countries a detailed picture of the size and composition of their diasporas, as well as their evolution since 2000. It contains an overview chapter and six regional chapters, covering: Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean; OECD countries; Non-OECD European and Central Asian countries; Middle East and North Africa; and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Regional chapters are followed by a regional note and country notes.




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Asia and Oceania: Diaspora profile

This chapter looks at recent migration flows and diasporas from countries in Asia and Oceania to the OECD area and selected non-OECD destinations. It shows that in 2012 about 1.6 million new migrants from the region settled in OECD countries, accounting for about 30% of all immigration flows. In 2010/11, there were 18.5 million emigrants from the region in OECD countries and an additional 4.5 million resided in 51 non-OECD destinations. The number of highly educated migrants from the region living in the OECD area reached 8.3 million in 2010/11, representing an increase of 90% since 2000/01. However, the emigration rate of the highly educated stood at 3% in 2010/11, the lowest of all regions. Migrants from the region have fairly good labour market outcomes and the lowest unemployment rate of all migrants in the OECD.This chapter also contains one regional note and 19 country notes for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (not including Hong Kong, China and Macau, China), Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and Viet Nam.

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