Map of the day: Where India’s expatriates live


From the Pew Research Center, which reports:

As of 2015, 15.6 million people born in India were living in other countries. India has been among the world’s top origin countries of migrants since the United Nations started tracking migrant origins in 1990. The number of international Indian migrants has more than doubled over the past 25 years, growing about twice as fast as the world’s total migrant population.

Nearly half of India’s migrants are in just three countries: the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and the United States. About 3.5 million Indians live in the UAE, the top destination country for Indian migrants. Over the past two decades, millions of Indians have migrated there to find employment as laborers. Pakistan has the second-largest number of migrants, with 2 million.

Almost 2 million more live in the U.S., making up the country’s third-largest immigrant group. Among Indian Americans, nearly nine-in-ten were born in India. As a whole, Indian Americans are among the highest educated and have some of the highest income among racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

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2 responses to “Map of the day: Where India’s expatriates live

  1. It is amazing that they have so many “nephews” coming here to live too. One couple so far has had 12 of them in the lat 15 years.

  2. I’m not surprised. India has a tremendous amount of well educated professionals. The best of which are highly sought after. Thanks for the post.

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