Every one of these men is an immigrant.
Every one of these men is an immigrant.

The answers may surprise you.

The United Nations published data on international migration in 2013 which showed 3.2 per cent of the world’s population lived in a country other than the one in which they were born.

The most recent UN study incorporated 265 areas, country or regions providing the international migrant stock of each as a percentage of the population. Excluding protectorates and unincorporated territories such as the Falkland Islands, Saint Maarten and Macau, the top ten countries with the highest proportion of migrants are:

1) Vatican City 100.0 per cent

2) United Arab Emirates 83.7 per cent

3) Qatar 73.8 per cent

4) Monaco 64.2 per cent

5) Kuwait 60.2 per cent

6) Andorra 56.9 per cent

7) Bahrain 54.7 per cent

8) Brunei 49.3 per cent

9) Luxembourg 43.3 per cent

10) Singapore 42.9 per cent

Absolutely no one is born in the Holy See in Rome, making it the world's most migrated to country. The UAE and Qatar, gulf states which exploit the labour of poor workers who come from countries such as Bangladesh, India and the Philippines.

Despite Ukip scaremongering, the percentage of UK residents who were born elsewhere is just 12.4 per cent, and in Ireland, 15.9 per cent.

At the other end of the scale, there are six countries where it’s estimated that just 0.1 per cent of the population was born abroad — China, Cuba, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lesotho and Madagascar.

Surprisingly, in 1960, 2.6 per cent world’s population lived in a country other than the one in which they were born, meaning in 53 years only 0.6 per cent more of the world’s population have left their countries of origin since then.

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