Thursday, April 19, 2012

Absentee (migrant) population of Nepal

In 2011, there were 1.92 million absentees (migrants), which represented 7.2 percent of total population of 26.6 million. In 2001, there were 0.762 million absentees (migrants), which represented 3.29 percent of total population of 23.2 million.

Migrant population has drastically increased in the past decade—so has people leaving each year and remittances inflows each year. Slowdown in economic activities, impact of insurgency and low job opportunities are clearly reflected in the figures below.

The figures are from census, CBS, DoFE, and the WB.

For more on remittances, see this blog post.

1 comment:

  1. We need to change our country name "remittance country" rather than old theme agricultural dependent country. Sad to see migrant figure increment every where...this show every households of the country are living up with fate of their bread earner sweating their productivity for migrant country economic prosperity ...in the other hand our country real economic activities is slow due to the employment opportunity that people are finding difficulty or absence of entrepreneurship in the people lacking whether it is in urban area or rural area.

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