For those of you that didn’t see this brilliant blog post on Just Landed last month, make sure you take a look. It contains a very interesting visual, mapping migration around the world, including international migration (in other words expatriates). It reveals that the majority of expats move around to countries that are in roughly the same category of development, with 37% of the world’s international migrants moving from developing to developed countries. The information is sourced through the latest Human Development Report for 2009, released by the United Nations Development programme.
Particularly interesting is how regions on the map are warped larger and smaller depending on the level of migration into and inside the region, meaning that suddenly the UK appears to almost outsize Australia!