Lesotho Immigration Statistics 1960-2020

International migrant stock is the number of people born in a country other than that in which they live. It also includes refugees. The data used to estimate the international migrant stock at a particular time are obtained mainly from population censuses. The estimates are derived from the data on foreign-born population--people who have residence in one country but were born in another country. When data on the foreign-born population are not available, data on foreign population--that is, people who are citizens of a country other than the country in which they reside--are used as estimates. After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 people living in one of the newly independent countries who were born in another were classified as international migrants. Estimates of migrant stock in the newly independent states from 1990 on are based on the 1989 census of the Soviet Union. For countries with information on the international migrant stock for at least two points in time, interpolation or extrapolation was used to estimate the international migrant stock on July 1 of the reference years. For countries with only one observation, estimates for the reference years were derived using rates of change in the migrant stock in the years preceding or following the single observation available. A model was used to estimate migrants for countries that had no data.
  • Lesotho immigration statistics for 2015 was 6,572.00, a 2.46% increase from 2010.
  • Lesotho immigration statistics for 2010 was 6,414.00, a 1.97% increase from 2005.
  • Lesotho immigration statistics for 2005 was 6,290.00, a 1.99% increase from 2000.
  • Lesotho immigration statistics for 2000 was 6,167.00, a 14.39% decline from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Migrant Population
India 5,240,960.00
Ukraine 4,834,898.00
Pakistan 3,628,956.00
Bangladesh 1,422,805.00
Nigeria 1,199,115.00
Uzbekistan 1,170,899.00
Kenya 1,084,357.00
Sudan 503,477.00
Egypt 491,643.00
Ghana 399,471.00
Congo, Rep. 392,996.00
Cameroon 381,984.00
Indonesia 328,846.00
West Bank and Gaza 255,507.00
Philippines 211,862.00
Kyrgyz Republic 204,382.00
Georgia 168,802.00
Bolivia 142,989.00
Moldova 142,904.00
Mauritania 138,162.00
Zambia 127,915.00
Djibouti 112,351.00
Angola 106,845.00
Morocco 88,511.00
Cambodia 73,963.00
Myanmar 73,308.00
Vietnam 72,793.00
Tunisia 56,701.00
Bhutan 51,106.00
El Salvador 42,045.00
Nicaragua 40,262.00
Sri Lanka 38,706.00
Eswatini 31,579.00
Honduras 28,070.00
Papua New Guinea 25,782.00
Lao PDR 22,244.00
Mongolia 17,620.00
Cabo Verde 14,924.00
Timor-Leste 10,834.00
Lesotho 6,572.00
Vanuatu 3,187.00
Kiribati 3,153.00
Micronesia 2,756.00
Solomon Islands 2,585.00
Sao Tome and Principe 2,394.00
Lesotho Immigration Statistics - Historical Data
Year Migrant Population % of Total Population
2015 6,572.00 0.31
2010 6,414.00 0.32
2005 6,290.00 0.33
2000 6,167.00 0.33
1995 7,204.00 0.41
1990 8,240.00 0.52
1985 17,528.00 0.52
1980 10,655.00 0.52
1975 4,977.00 0.52
1970 4,205.00 0.52
1965 3,633.00 0.52
1960 3,165.00 0.52