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Commission's new data sheds light on EU migration dynamics

Dynamic Data Hub graph The Dynamic Data Hub offers a direct entry point to migration related data.
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May 08 2017

The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has expanded the datasets within its Dynamic Data Hub to cover migration flows, stocks and residence permits and time series of selected demographic and socio-economic data such as population growth, GDP, labour force and other World Development Indicators.

Expanding the scope of the tool geographically and thematically, the new data help understand migration in a wider context and unleash the potential for the cross-disciplinary analysis of the drivers behind migration.

The Dynamic Data Hub offers a direct entry point to migration related data in order to undertake analysis and deepen understanding of migration flows to the EU, their trends and impacts. It includes official statistics, estimates, operational and research data from international organisations, EU operational authorities and research centres. The data sources include Eurostat, Frontex, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), World Bank, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Dynamic Data Hub datasets currently include data on:

Migration and asylum: irregular border crossings / arrivals in EU; asylum applications & decisions; residence permits in EU; immigration flows; emigration flows.

Demographics: population structure / dynamics; migration stocks.

Socio-economics: income; poverty; labour force by education; unemployment; urbanisation; trade; official development assistance; remittances.

The Hub is under continuous development. Forthcoming releases include data on children in migration, forced displacement (internally displaced persons and refugees) and demographic projections.

This work is part of an on-going process to support the European Commission, the EU Member States and interested organisations in preparing for future opportunities and challenges linked to longer-term global demographic and migration trends.

The KCMD also offers a second tool, the Migration Data Catalogue, which is an inventory of about 110 international migration and demography datasets that allows accessing all migration related data at once.