May 16, 2022

A New Interactive Research Tool From Our World in Data: Migration Data Explorer

From the Our World in Data/Migration Data Explorer Website:

Explore global data on immigration, refugees and asylum seekers.

Where do we source data on immigrant and emigrant stocks from?

Data on immigrant and emigrant stocks is sourced from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).

What is the difference between an immigrant and an emigrant?

Migrants have both an origin and a destination, meaning that international migrants can be viewed from two directions:

  • Emigrant: someone leaving their country of birth (origin)
  • Immigrant: someone moving to a country that they were not born in (destination)

Direct to Migration Data Explorer

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.