By Vexen Crabtree 2017
|Percent of Population|
|Middle East Avg||29.6||9.8||22.6m|
The Middle-Eastern countries with the highest percent of immigrants is Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, all of which have well over 50%. Jordan's, Palestine's, Israel's and Bahrain's populations are comprised of around 40% to 50% immigrants. In fact, the average country in the Middle East has a rate of 29.6%.
What countries are seeing most people emigrate? 70% of Palestine's population has moved away. The next highest rates in the region are Cyprus (18%), Lebanon (16%), Israel (14%) and Jordan (11%). The average rate of emigration in the Middle East is 10%.
Current edition: 2017 Jun 05
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent
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(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.