This is an interactive site of beautiful design and transparent handling that allows to see streams of emigration and imigration quantitatively analysed.
The following is the explanation that comes with the website
World Population: 6,853,328,460
Migrants in the world: 215,738,321
Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries.
Top migrant destination
RUSSIAN FED. 12,270,388
SAUDI ARABIA 7,288,900
UNITED KINGDOM 6,955,738
Top emigration countries
RUSSIAN FED. 11,034,681
UNITED KINGDOM 4,666,172
Top migration corridors
RUSSIAN FED.-UKRAINE 3,684,217
UKRAINE-RUSSIAN FED. 3,647,234
KAZAKHSTAN-RUSSIAN FED. 2,648,315
RUSSIAN FED.-KAZAKHSTAN 2,226,706
CHINA-HONG KONG 2,224,503
INDIA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2,185,919
Refugees and Asylum
Refugees and asylum seekers made up 16.3 million, or 8%, of international migrants in 2010. The Middle East and North Africa region had the largest share of refugees and asylum seekers among immigrants (65%), followed by South Asia (20%), Sub-Saharan Africa (17%), and East Asia and Pacific (8.8%).
peoplemovin shows the flows of migrants as of 2010 through the use of open data (see Data Sources). The data are presented as a slopegraph that shows the connections between countries. The chart is split in two columns, the emigration countries on the left and the destination countries on the right. The thickness of the lines connecting the countries represents the amount of immigrated people.
All the presented data are the latest available as of 2010.
Refugees and Asylum
Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011
World Population Data
U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base
peoplemovin is an experimental project in data visualization by Carlo Zapponi.
The current version of peoplemovin is based on a HTML5 toolkit for the creation of flow charts called datamovin. I’m currently working on it and I’ll make it available soon. In the meanwhile you can enjoy version 0.3 by digging into the source code of this site.