Interdean Explores Newly Released UN Data

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The international moving specialists at Interdean have responded to the news that more people than ever across the globe are now living abroad.

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The country with the biggest number of migrants is the United States, at 45.8 million.

It has been reported in The Express that new data from the United Nations has revealed that 3.2% of the world’s population now live outside their homeland- equating to approximately 232 million, up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. Almost a third of these migrants live in Europe or Asia, however the country with the biggest number of migrants is the United States, at 45.8 million, with this figure increasing at a rate of 1 million per year. Coming in second was Russia with 11 million international migrants. The UK was joint fifth with 7.8 million.

Additionally it was found that nearly 75% of international migrants are of working age between 20 and 64, of which 48% are women.

Best known for providing expats around the world with a fast and efficient moving service, the team at Interdean were naturally interested by the recent news. A representative from the firm speculates on the reasons behind this growing trend.

“We often come across research and statistics into levels of migration within a particular country, but it is especially interesting to review worldwide figures. The level of growth from 2000 to 2013 is really quite steep and reflects how people are becoming more adventurous when it comes to travelling. It is now quite normal for people to relocate for work, spend a gap year travelling around the world, or to retire somewhere warm and sunny.”

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