Source: UNEP (2012): The UNEP Environmental Data Explorer, as compiled from World Population Prospects, the 2010 Revision (WPP2010), United Nations Population Division. United Nations Environment Programme.
Global Net Migration (2005-2010)
Net migration is the difference between immigration and emigration. A positive number implies that more people are immigrating than emigrating. The global net migration pattern underlines that North America and Western Europe remain the most prevalent immigration destinations. The Middle East, particularly the United Arab Emirates, has also been a destination. The net providers of immigrants remain Mexico, India, China, the Philippines and Indonesia, a pattern that has endured over the last two decades.