The Countries With The Most People Living Overseas

Famine_memorial_dublin IRLAND Emigration

Ireland has the highest percentage of people living abroad out of all OECD countries. One out of every six Irish-born people currently resides in another country, illustrating the devastating and enduring impact the global financial crisis has had on the country. Emigration has fallen slightly in Ireland but remains high with 35, 300 people leaving in the 12 months to April 2015, a 13 percent drop on the previous year. New Zealand (14.1 percent), Portugal (14.0 percent) and Mexico (12.2 percent) also have high percentages of their native-born populations living abroad.


The top destinations for Irish emigrants

After the financial crisis struck Ireland, emigration levels soared dramatically. According to the latest figures, one in six people born in Ireland live abroad. Many Irish emigrants moved to the UK, with Australia, the United States, Spain and Germany also proving popular destinations.


 This chart shows the percentage of the native-born population living abroad in 2014.

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