Database on Migrants in OECD Regions
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Latest update: March 2018.

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The Database on Migrants in OECD Regions covers indicators of the presence of migrants, their characteristics and integration outcomes across OECD regions of 29 countries. It reveals the wide diversity of the presence of migrants within countries, as well as the specific patterns observed in the way migrants locate and integrate in society across regions. Integration outcomes of migrants, relative to the native-born, are measured for a variety of labour market and education indicators. This database is developed jointly by the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) of the OECD.

The main sources of data are the European Community Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS, data provided by Eurostat) for the European OECD countries as well as the American Community Survey for the United States, the Canadian Labour Force Survey for Canada, the National Survey of Occupation and Labour for Mexico and the Survey of Education and Work (SEW) for Australia. Most of the data are an average of reference years 2014-15, and are pooled together in 2015 for the sake of simplicity.

In the database, the indicators are presented in three groups. The first group includes relevant socio-demographic characteristics of the foreign-born population, such as age structure, duration of stay and place of birth (EU or Non-EU foreign-born for European regions). The second group includes information on the educational level of the foreign-born population, which can be compared to that of native born. Finally, the third group of indicators encompasses the integration outcomes of migrants, with a focus on labour market integration.

Analysis and further information are available in:

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National values have been computed based on regional estimates. For this reason, it is possible that in some cases these values differ from national statistics.

Database on Migrants in OECD RegionsData source(s) used

The Database on Migrants in OECD Regions covers indicators of the presence of migrants, their characteristics and integration outcomes across OECD regions of 29 countries. It reveals the wide diversity of the presence of migrants within countries, as well as the specific patterns observed in the way migrants locate and integrate in society across regions. Integration outcomes of migrants, relative to the native-born, are measured for a variety of labour market and education indicators. This database is developed jointly by the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) of the OECD.

The main sources of data are the European Community Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS, data provided by Eurostat) for the European OECD countries as well as the American Community Survey for the United States, the Canadian Labour Force Survey for Canada, the National Survey of Occupation and Labour for Mexico and the Survey of Education and Work (SEW) for Australia. Most of the data are an average of reference years 2014-15, and are pooled together in 2015 for the sake of simplicity.

In the database, the indicators are presented in three groups. The first group includes relevant socio-demographic characteristics of the foreign-born population, such as age structure, duration of stay and place of birth (EU or Non-EU foreign-born for European regions). The second group includes information on the educational level of the foreign-born population, which can be compared to that of native born. Finally, the third group of indicators encompasses the integration outcomes of migrants, with a focus on labour market integration.

Analysis and further information are available in:

The integration of migrants in OECD regions (OECD Regional Development Working Paper):http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/urban-rural-and-regional-development/the-integration-of-migrants-in-oecd-regions_fb089d9a-en
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Latest update: March 2018.

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For any question or comment, please write to: RegionStat@oecd.org

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Regional migration statistics can be explored and analysed using an interactive interface

(forthcoming)http://stats.oecd.org/OECDregionalstatistics/
Geographic coverage

Most of these indicators were produced at the Territorial Level 2 (TL2), which is the larger scale at which the OECD classifies regions, mainly because data limitations did not allow further geographical disaggregation.

Regions of OECD member countrieshttp://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/60/42392313.pdf
Key statistical concept

National values have been computed based on regional estimates. For this reason, it is possible that in some cases these values differ from national statistics.