Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Singapore's Net Migration Rates dropping?

This post from the SG_Review yahoo group was linked in a comment made in Singapore Serf's blog.
If there is any sure indication that all is not well within a country, then it must surely be that Net Migration rates are rising. Basic rational is that fast deteriorating living conditions will prompt a mass exodus of the local populace...

... Latest numbers from GeographyIQ.com, an online world atlas packed with geographic, economic, political, historical and cultural information basically confirm what the world already knows...

1. Singapore 26.45 migrant(s)/1,000 population
2. Qatar 20.12 migrant(s)/1,000 population
3. Anguilla 17.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population
Using the same data, Singapore's net migration rates appear to have dropped, drastically. Singapore is now 5th on the list, with 11.53 migrants per thousand.

At this point I have not formed an opinion on the post cited; this is simply an update as to fact.