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    Net Immigration

    I was looking into immigration figures and the like in relation to the UAE and found this great little site called World Mapper which resizes the world on different criteria. The picture below shows the relative levels of net immigration.



    The page also links to data, in Excel format, and although some of it is a little out of date, it gives an interesting view of world. FYI, the UAE scores highest on net immigration at 59% closely followed by Qatar.

    The population maps are particularly interesing with India and China looking like real powerhouses.

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    10 comments :

    TR said...

    This graphic shows, even if inadvertently, just how bloated our country is becoming by keeping the borders wide open.

    paul a'barge said...

    UAE and Qatar are deceiving, because the influx of people are not immigrants but workers, allowed to come in and work as importet workers but forbidden from citizenship of any kind.

    There is no way anyone is immigrating to China or India ... in fact, it's just the opposite.

    The Monster said...

    Paul - reread the original post. We're talking about several different maps on that site. The one shown is immigration, but China and India are the leaders in population, which is a completely different map.

    Anonymous said...

    These maps are suspect. Look at the size of Alaska vs. Florida in the population map. Alaska does not have 6X the population!

    RFTR said...

    Apparently "relative size" is determined according to the relationship to Australia's immigration levels, since it is the only country that appears even remotely normal...

    Anonymous said...

    As far as Alaska being bigger than Florida in the population map, the maps are made so the size of the country as a whole is proportional, so if one part of a country is geographically larger in real life, it will also be similarly larger in the map (i.e., the maps don't indicate anything about the distribution of the population (or whatever data is in the map) within a particular country).
    As for Australia looking normal, thats largely due to the fact that when the maps are made and countries are made larger or smaller, their borders must be the same size as the countries they border (leading to countries bulging in the middle or at the borders). Because Australia doesn't border any other country, they don't have that problem.

    Anonymous said...

    Australia has no problem with borders...the sharks are very unforgiving...also just because a child is born in Oz doesn't automatically make it a citizen. Wish USA had such a law.
    Granny

    Jacob said...

    Yes Anonymous, damn that pesky constitution!

    Anonymous said...

    Children born in Mexico, are automatically Mexican, regardless of who their parents are. I thought all countries had this provision, but it seems that Australia doesn't.

    Anonymous said...

    These maps are suspect. Look at the size of Alaska vs. Florida in the population map. Alaska does not have 6X the population!

    From the site:
    Q: Why is the population of Alaska so large? (Example query)
    A: Because it is treated as part of the shape of the USA and is not disproportionately shrunk because of internal regional differences within the USA.

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