Global Migration Indicators 2021

Original Language
English
ISBN (PDF)
978-92-9268-119-7
Number of Pages
74
Reference Number
PUB20201/188/R
Date of upload

04 nov 2021

Global Migration Indicators 2021

This report provides a snapshot of international data across a range of migration topics that are relevant to policymakers, the public and others. This overview of key migration trends is of particular importance due to not only the migration-related aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, but also the very real risk of migrants being “left behind” due to the many challenges linked to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

The 2021 Global Migration Indicators report summarizes recent migration trends based on periodically updated data on the Global Migration Data Portal. It is compiled by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre. This report is an update of the first Global Migration Indicators report in 2018, which can be found here, and also includes a new section on COVID-19 data relating to migration.

  • OVERVIEW
  • 1. BACKGROUND
  • 2. MIGRATION DATA SOURCES: AVAILABILITY AND LIMITATIONS 
  • 3. KEY TRENDS 2021
    • 3.1 Migrant Population – Stocks and Flows
    • 3.2 Migration during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 3.3 Labour Migration
    • 3.4 International Students
    • 3.5 Remittances
    • 3.6 Forced Migration, Displacement and Resettlement
    • 3.7 Irregular Migration
    • 3.8 Migrant deaths and disappearances
    • 3.9 Human trafficking 
    • 3.10 Migrant Smuggling 
    • 3.11 Migrant Returns
    • 3.12 Migrant Integration and Well-being
    • 3.13 Migration of Children and Women 
    • 3.14 Migration and the Environment
    • 3.15 Migration Policies and Governance
    • 3.16 Public Opinion on Migration
    • 3.17 Big Data for Migration
    • 3.18 Future Migration Trends 
    • 3.19 Migration Data Capacity
  • 4. CONCLUSION
  • 5. ANNEX 
    • 5.1 List of Migration-Relevant Sustainable Development Goals
    • 5.2 List of objectives and cross-cutting themes of the Global Compact for Migration