|Table 2.1. Migration is a growing phenomenon in Cambodia|
|Stock of emigrants||454 941||1 187 142|
What is the net number of migrants in Cambodia?
The current net migration rate for Cambodia in 2021 is -1.787 per 1000 population, a 1.38% decline from 2020. The net migration rate for Cambodia in 2020 was -1.812 per 1000 population, a 1.31% decline from 2019. The net migration rate for Cambodia in 2019 was -1.836 per 1000 population, a 1.34% decline from 2018.
How many migrant workers are in Cambodia?
Cambodia is a major country of origin for migrants, with over 1,100,000 living abroad in 2020 (UNDESA). Most seek work outside of the country due to a lack of sufficient employment opportunities available domestically and the significant wage differentials of employment overseas.
How many migrants are there?
In absolute numbers, the United States has a larger immigrant population than any other country, with 47 million immigrants as of 2015. This represents 19.1% of the 244 million international migrants worldwide, and 14.4% of the U.S. population.
Where do Cambodians migrate to?
Thailand is the most common destination country, receiving 68% of Cambodia’s emigrants.
Why do Cambodians migrate to Thailand?
Thailand represents an attractive destination for Cambodian migrants given the country’s high demand for unskilled and semi-skilled labour in the construction, manufacturing and agricultural sectors where daily wage rates can be nearly double those obtainable in Cambodia (MLVT and ILO 2014, 19).