The Human Truth Foundation

Which Small Island Nations Have the Most Immigrants Or Emigrants?

By Vexen Crabtree 2017

#emigration #immigration #migration #population #small_islands

Percent of Population
Pos.Immigrants (2017)
%1
Emigrants (2010)
%2
Population (2018)
Population3
1Bahrain48.4%3.7%1.6m
2Singapore46.0%6.1%5.8m
3Nauru32.7%10 670
4Antigua & Barbuda28.1%47.6%96 286
5Brunei25.3%6.0%0.4m
6Palau23.0%38.8%17 907
7Cyprus16.0%17.0%1.2m
8Bahamas15.6%12.8%0.4m
9Maldives15.4%0.6%0.5m
10St Kitts & Nevis13.7%61.1%52 441
11Seychelles13.6%14.6%97 096
12Barbados12.1%41.0%0.3m
13Malta10.6%26.2%0.4m
14Dominica9.2%104.8%71 625
15St Lucia7.2%23.3%0.2m
16Grenada6.6%65.5%0.1m
17Marshall Islands6.2%16.6%58 413
18Tonga4.6%45.4%0.1m
19St Vincent & Grenadines4.2%37.7%0.1m
20Dominican Rep.3.9%10.1%10.6m
21Trinidad & Tobago3.7%26.7%1.4m
22Cape Verde2.8%37.6%0.5m
23Micronesia2.6%19.7%0.1m
24Kiribati2.6%6.5%0.1m
25Samoa2.5%67.3%0.2m
26Mauritius2.3%10.9%1.3m
27Comoros1.5%5.6%0.8m
28Fiji1.5%21.3%0.9m
29Tuvalu1.3%11 508
30Vanuatu1.2%1.6%0.3m
31Sao Tome & Principe1.1%21.9%0.2m
32Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%1.4%1.3m
33Jamaica0.8%36.1%2.9m
34Solomon Islands0.4%1.0%0.7m
35Haiti0.4%9.9%11.1m
Small Islands Avg10.5%25.6%1.3m
q=35.

Of countries classed as small islands, those with the highest percent of immigrants in their populations are Bahrain (48.4%), Singapore (46.0%) and Nauru (32.7%), although the average for Small Islands is 11%. Conversely, emigration is highest in Dominica (104.8%), Samoa (67.3%) and Grenada (65.5%), with a group average of 26% who have crossed a national border to live elsewhere.