Migration profiles common set of indicators

As members of the Global Migration Group (GMG) the Population Division of UN/DESA; in collaboration with UNICEF and other members of the data and research working group; prepared this common set of indicators. The indicators presented in these profiles are divided in four major parts.

Part I covers the adoption of legal instruments related to international migration.

Part II presents a set of population indicators including population estimates and projections; rates of change and the effects of future international migration on total population and working-age population.

Part III; several development indicators are presented; covering life expectancy; GDP per capita; remittances and others.

Part IV covers international migration by major age-group and country of origin and destination; refugee populations by country of origin and destination; and the number of tertiary students by country of origin.

Data are based on indicators collected by other organizations (mainly UN and UNHCR)


  • 1demo


    Fertility, mortality and migration have strong, long-lasting impacts on every society. Demography is also entrenched with many characteristics affecting societal and individual...

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  • 2mdev

    Migration and development

    Migration and development are deeply intertwined. Development can be a driver of migration, granting people access to resources which enable them to move. At the same time, migration can...

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  • 4lm

    Legal migration and integration

    Legal migration covers international mobility towards the EU, such as labour migration, family reunification, student migration, as well as the conditions under which regular stay is...

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Additional Info

Temporal Coverage Start 1905-06-12
Temporal Coverage End 1905-07-05
Status Active
Spatial Coverage World
Mode Database
Data Type indicators
Accessed On 2016-11-08
Category international organization

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