Eurostat International Migration statistics: Emigration
dataset

This domain comprises series of long-term international emigration during the reference year. Data related to emigrants are disaggregated by age group; sex; citizenship or country of next usual residence. Since 2008 the emigration data by single age by country of birth are also available.

Emigration denotes the action by which a person; having previously been usually resident in the territory of a Member State; ceases to have his or her usual residence in that Member State for a period that is; or is expected to be; of at least 12 months.

Citizenship is defined as the particular legal bond between an individual and his/her State; acquired by birth or naturalization; whether by declaration; choice; marriage or other means according to national legislation.

Country of birth is defined as the country of residence (in its current borders; if the information is available) of the mother at the time of the birth or; in default; the country (in its current borders; if the information is available) in which the birth took place.

The starting years of emigration data vary depending on the breakdown: by age and sex - from 1990; by citizenship and by country of next usual residence - from 1998; and by country of birth from 2008.

Data until 2008 were collected on the basis of a gentleman's agreement. From 2008 onwards the annual migration data collection is under the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection.

Table codeDescription
migr_emi1ctzEmigration by age group; sex and citizenship
migr_emi2Emigration by age and sex
migr_emi3nxtEmigration by age group; sex and country of next usual residence
migr_emi4ctbEmigration by age group; sex and country of birth

Links

Additional Info

Dataset ID migr_emi
Data Frequency annual
Temporal Coverage Start 1990
Status Active
Spatial Coverage European Union ; Candidate countries ; Iceland ; Liechtenstein ; Norway ; Switzerland
Mode Database
Data Type statistical
Accessed On 2019-10-08
Category official statistics

Please be aware that the information and links provided in the metadata above are maintained in distributed and heterogeneous information systems. Although we strive to maintain and keep links and information updated, this may not always be possible because of changes that are not registered and updated in the relevant information systems. Please, help us to maintain the system updated by indicating broken links or any other outdated information by contacting the relevant contact point. You can also inform us using the "Contact" link of this page.