Carlo Zapponi: Peoplemovin (2011)


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

USA      42,788,029
RUSSIAN FED.     12,270,388
GERMANY     10,758,061
SAUDI ARABIA     7,288,900
CANADA     7,202,340
UNITED KINGDOM     6,955,738
SPAIN     6,900,547
FRANCE     6,684,842
AUSTRALIA     5,522,408
INDIA     5,436,012

Top emigration countries

MEXICO     11,859,236
INDIA     11,360,823
RUSSIAN FED.     11,034,681
CHINA     8,344,726
UKRAINE     6,525,145
BANGLADESH     5,384,875
PAKISTAN     4,678,730
UNITED KINGDOM     4,666,172
PHILIPPINES     4,275,612
TURKEY     4,261,786

Top migration corridors

MEXICO-USA     11,635,995
RUSSIAN FED.-UKRAINE     3,684,217
UKRAINE-RUSSIAN FED.     3,647,234
BANGLADESH-INDIA     3,299,268
TURKEY-GERMANY     2,733,109
CHINA-HONG KONG     2,224,503
CHINA-USA     1,736,314

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%).
About peoplemovin

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.
Data Sources

All the presented data are the latest available as of 2010.

Migration Data
The World Bank Open Data
Bilateral Migration and Remittances 2010

Refugees and Asylum
Migration and Remittances Factbook 2011

World Population Data
U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base

Why peoplemovin?

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.


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