Number of migrants
How do the number of migrants in a region compare with the number of migrants in a country?
"Host countries, regions and cities all have their own specific economic, social and geographic characteristics."This graphic presents the percentage of migrants in OECD regions (the horizontal axis) and the percentage of migrants in OECD countries (the vertical axis). Move the mouse to see other regions and to learn whether their percentage of migrants in the total population is higher (blue) or lower (purple) at the national level or regional level.
Length of migrants’ stay
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How many migrants have stayed in a region for more than 10 years? For less than 10 years?
"Length of stay is a critical factor in non-EU migrants’ ability to obtain national permanent residency."
This graphic shows the percentage of settled migrants in a region, that is those who have lived there for more than a decade, and those who are newer arrivals. The blue dots show that there are more permanent migrants in that region than new arrivals, while the purple dots indicate the opposite. Click on a dot to see the region’s name.
People with a higher degree
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How do migrants and the native-born in a region compare in terms of education levels?
"The fact that migrants’ levels of education varies widely across regions suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for their labour market integration."
This graphic shows educational levels in regions, comparing the percentage of migrants with a higher degree (university studies, post-graduate studies…) versus the percentage of native-born people with the same level of education. The blue dots show regions where more native-born people have a higher degree than do migrants, while the purple dot shows the reverse. Click on a dot to see the region’s name.
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How many migrants in a region are unemployed compared with the native-born?
"Regions are diverse and understanding their differences can help in the design of effective local policies."
The graphic looks at regions in 20 countries and shows the unemployment rate for the native-born (vertical axis) and that of migrants (horizontal axis). When unemployment is higher for the native-born, the dot is blue, when it is higher for migrants, the dot is purple. Click on a dot to see the region’s name.
Employed or looking for work
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How many migrants are employed or looking for a job compared with the native-born?
"Employment is an essential part of integrating migrants. It not only matters for their financial self-sufficiency, but also matters for broader social integration."
This graphic shows the percentage of native-born people are working or looking for work (vertical axis) as well as how many migrants are (horizontal axis). The blue dots show regions where more of the native-born have a job or are seeking one than migrants, while the purple dots show the reverse. Click on the dot to see the region’s name.
Employed, but over-qualified
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How many migrants are over-qualified for their jobs compared with the native-born?
"Higher skills and qualification mismatch also tend to be associated with lower labour productivity."
This graphic shows the percentage of native-born people are doing jobs for which they are over-qualified (vertical axis) as well as migrants in the same situation (horizontal axis). Over-qualified means that people have a high level of education and are doing a job that requires only low or medium skills. The blue dots show regions where more of the native-born are over-qualified than are migrants, while the purple dots show the reverse. Click on the dot to see the region’s name.