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Where in the world are Irish people emigrating to?

Did you know 39 Irish people are now living in Bolivia? That and more fascinating data can be found here…

IN AN AGE of outward migration, this interactive map gives us an interesting insight into where Irish people have settled since the recession began.

Using data published by the World Bank in 2010, the International Organisation for Migration has tracked migrants around the world. By clicking on the country of choice, the user can watch the pattern of inward and outward migration.

TheJournal.ie has taken a look at where Irish people were living three years ago:

  • UK: 422,569
  • USA: 137,537
  • Australia: 63,593
  • Canada: 26,041
  • Spain: 17,162
  • Germany: 16,044
  • New Zealand: 7,534
  • France: 6,056
  • The Netherlands: 4,306
  • Belgium: 3,999
  • Italy: 3,556
  • Switzerland: 1,731
  • Sweden: 1,635
  • Denmark: 1,496
  • Greece: 1,241
  • Japan: 1,124
  • Luxembourg: 767
  • Portugal: 752
  • Norway: 726
  • Austria: 714
  • Cyprus 685
  • Turkey: 603
  • Hungary: 344
  • Finland: 343
  • The Philippines: 265
  • Mexico: 246
  • Brazil: 220
  • Chile: 199
  • Poland: 113
  • Colombia: 104
  • Peru: 89
  • Slovakia: 82
  • Dominican Republic: 77
  • Czech Republic: 68
  • Venezuela: 48
  • Bolivia: 39
  • Panama: 35
  • Nicaragua: 18
  • Belize: 10
  • Lithuania: 10
  • Uruguay: 5

Ireland has also received migrants from a host of countries, including:

  • UK: 397,465
  • Poland: 93,330
  • USA: 36,802
  • Nigeria: 24,383
  • China: 16,460
  • The Philippines: 14,078
  • India: 13,727
  • South Africa: 11,314
  • Australia: 9,674
  • Pakistan: 8,598
  • Italy: 8,520
  • Brazil: 6,968
  • Russia: 6,737
  • Canada: 6,708
  • New Zealand: 3,487
  • Libya: 1,759
  • Japan: 1,608
  • Saudi Arabia: 1,049
  • Iran: 953
  • Sierra Leone: 719
  • Mexico: 705
  • Argentina: 546
  • Tanzania: 411
  • Chile: 355
  • Guatemala: 337
  • Peru: 317
  • Syria: 315
  • Cuba: 288
  • Colombia: 261
  • Afghanistan: 238
  • Ethiopia: 220
  • Venezuela: 191
  • Guyana: 108
  • Ecuador: 106
  • Paraguay: 72
  • Nicaragua: 52
  • Uruguay: 38
  • Bolivia: 36
  • Honduras: 25
  • Panama: 27
  • Costa Rica: 22
  • Suriname: 18
  • Niger: 16
  • Turkmenistan: 4
  • Papua New Guinea: 2

For more, check out the map here.

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