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36,600 people emigrate from Lithuania in 2014

BC, Vilnius, 20.03.2015.Print version
Statistics Lithuania informs that 36.6 thousand residents emigrated from and 24.3 thousand persons immigrated to Lithuania in 2014. Compared to 2013, the number of emigrants decreased by 2.2 thousand (5.7%), that of immigrants – increased by 2.3 thousand (3.7%), writes LETA/ELTA.

The major part of immigrants – 19.5 thousand (80.4%) – were Lithuanian nationals who returned (remigrated) to Lithuania, 4.8 thousand (19.6%) – foreigners. Compared to 2013, the number of Lithuanian nationals who returned (remigrated) to Lithuania increased by 553 persons (2.9%), that of foreigners who immigrated to Lithuania – by 1.7 thousand (1.9 times), Statistics Lithuania said.

 

In 2014, the number of people who emigrated from Lithuania exceeded the number of those who immigrated to Lithuania by 12.3 thousand (in 2013, 16.8 thousand).

 

In 2014, the crude emigration rate (the number of emigrants per 1000 population) stood at 12.5 (in 2013, at 13.1).

 

In 2014, almost half (45.8%) of all emigrants chose the United Kingdom as their destination of emigration (in 2013, 46.1%). Ireland was chosen by 8.4% (in 2013, 8.5%), Germany – 7.9% (in 2013, 7.7%), Norway – 7.2% (in 2013, 7.7%), Russia – 3.5% (in 2013, 2.9%), United States – 2.9% (in 2013, 3.3%), Belarus – 2.8% (in 2013, 2.5%) of emigrants.

 

In 2014, persons aged 20-24 accounted for one-fifth (18.4%), those aged 25-29 – for 17.9%, those aged 30-34 – for 13.3% of all emigrants (in 2013, 19.8, 18.4, and 13.2% respectively). In 2014, each sixth emigrant was a child aged under 18 (in 2013, each seventh). The number of elderly (aged 65 and older) emigrants decreased from 674 persons in 2013 to 490 in 2014.

 

In 2014, the number of male and female emigrants amounted to 18.5 thousand (50.6% of the total number of emigrants) and 18.1 thousand (49.4%) respectively (in 2013, 19.3 thousand (49.8%) and 19.5 thousand (50.2%) respectively).

 

In 2014, more than half of all male (58.7%) and female (54%) emigrants aged 18 and older had never been married (in 2013, 57.3 and 53.7% respectively). In the recent two years (2013-2014), each third male and each fourth female emigrant aged 18 and older was married. Divorced and widowed male emigrants aged 18 and older made up 11.3% of all male emigrants, divorced and widowed female emigrants of the same age – 18% of all female emigrants (in 2013, 11.3 and 18.2% respectively).

 

In 2014, most of the female (83.6%) and male (79.6%) emigrants aged 15 and older prior to their departure had been unemployed for one year and longer (in 2013, 85 and 80.5% respectively).

In 2014, 33.1 thousand Lithuanian nationals (90.4% of the total number of emigrants) and 3.5 thousand foreigners (9.6%) emigrated from Lithuania (in 2013, 35.5 thousand (91.4%) and 3.3 thousand (8.6%) respectively). In 2014, the majority of foreigners who emigrated from Lithuania were the citizens of Belarus (894), Russian Federation (814), and Ukraine (667).

 

Most emigrants (82.5%) were born in Lithuania, 3.9% – Russia, 2.7% – Belarus, 2.6% – United Kingdom, 2.2% – Ukraine.

 

In 2014, the crude immigration rate (the number of immigrants per 1000 population) stood at 8.3 (in 2013, 7.4).

 

In 2014, 9.1 thousand Lithuanian nationals who returned (remigrated) to Lithuania came back from the United Kingdom, 2.2 thousand – Ireland, 2 thousand – Norway, 1.1 thousand – Germany, 747 – Spain. In 2013, almost each second Lithuanian national who returned (remigrated) to the country came back from the United Kingdom, each ninth – Ireland, each eleventh – Norway.

 

In 2014, the majority of foreigners who immigrated to Lithuania were the citizens of the Russian Federation (1.5 thousand), Ukraine (1.1 thousand), Belarus (520), and Georgia (104) (in 2013, 774, 413, 486, and 53 respectively).






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