Maldives: Migrant population

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 Maldives

Migrant population, percent of total population

 Latest value 26
 Year 2015
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1990 - 2015
 Average 14
 Min - Max 4 - 26
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for the Maldives from 1990 to 2015. The average value for the Maldives during that period was 14 percent with a minimum of 4 percent in 1990 and a maximum of 26 percent in 2015. The latest value from 2015 is 26 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 195 countries is 10 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 0.52 2022 million
 Percent urban population 41.54 2022 percent
 Population density 1,738 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 4.78 2022 percent
 Percent children 21.68 2022 percent
 Percent female population 42.47 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 58.46 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 35.98 2022 percent
 Migrant population 26 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.45 2022 percent
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