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Migration Studies: Data & Statistics

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Risk, Conflict, and Country Reports

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Interactive maps provide access to country reports provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Political Risk Services (PRS)

PRS Researcher's Dataset: ICRG T3B - Political Risk (CD-ROM)
International Country Risk Guide (PDF file)

Armed Conflict Database

monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.

IMI Migration datasets

The International Migration Institute (IMI) collected primary data and compiled existing macro-data from archives and electronic sources, and has made several of the resulting datasets freely available.

DEMIG (Determinants of International Migration)

IMI's five-year programme (2010–2014), funded by the European Research Council, has compiled new migration flow, policy and visa databases, and generated a series of theoretical and empirical research papers.

DEMIG policy data

tracks more than 6,500 migration policy changes enacted by 45 countries around the world mostly in the 1945-2013 period.

DEMIG TOTAL data

reports immigration, emigration and net migration flows for up to 161 countries covering various periods of time from the early 1800s to 2011, disaggregating total flows of citizens and foreigners whenever possible.

DEMIG C2C (country-to-country) database

contains bilateral migration flow data for 34 reporting countries and from up to 236 countries over the 1946–2011 period. It includes data for inflows, outflows and net flows, respectively for citizens, foreigners and/or citizens and foreigners combined, depending on the reporting countries.


EUMAGINE data

Imagining Europe from the Outside investigated the impact of perceptions of human rights and democracy on migration aspirations and decisions.


‚ÄčTHEMIS data

Theorising the Evolution of European Migration Systems was a four-year project which took a fresh look at how patterns of migration to Europe develop. 

Migration Statistics

Use these websites to find data and statistics for migration, immigration and refugees

Data, reports, maps related to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people.
OECD International Migration Statistics: Immigration statistics from the OECD.
IDMC: Figures from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

MPI Data Hub: Migration facts, statistics and maps from the Migration Policy Institute.

Database on irregular migration in Europe.

An interactive map of refugee migrations around the world in each year since 1975.

Borders and immigration statistics

If you are not sure where to search try Google Public Data Explorer, or use our custom Google Data Search

 

General Data Sources & Services

UK Data Service

A unified point of access to data from ESDS, Census Programme, Secure Data Service, and others.
Access Worldbank data directly via the Databank or browse the data catalog.
Internet-based data service providing a single entry point of UN statistical databases.
Provides comprehensive access to OECD statistical data, books, journals and working papers released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), and its Development Centre.
The Global Health Observatory (GHO) database is the World Health Organization's main health statistics repository.
Data on inequality, trade, aid, education, agriculture, migration, health, FDI, population, governance, private sector and debt, and to websites that host and/or catalogue household survey data.

Landscan

Landscan Global Population Database

A population database that maps geographical distribution of a populace within cells of one-kilometre resolution over a 24 hour period. This allows assessment, estimation and visualisation of populations reacting to disease outbreaks, social upheaval or natural disasters. The modelling process uses sub-national level census counts and other data for each country combined with high resolution imagery analysis.