๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Migration to & from Lesotho

Historic Net Migration for Lesotho (1950-2023)

Lesotho has seen a decrease in net migrations since the 1950's.

Year Net Migration Overall Population +/-
1950 -985 10,030
1951 -1,072 11,038
1952 -1,154 11,905
1953 -1,231 12,788
1954 -1,314 13,828
1955 -1,386 14,633
1956 -1,433 15,498
1957 1,950 19,775
1958 2,174 20,809
1959 2,386 21,740
1960 2,591 22,678
1961 2,772 23,436
1962 2,966 24,136
1963 3,170 24,777
1964 3,367 25,377
1965 4,054 26,633
1966 5,459 28,610
1967 9,797 33,554
1968 10,287 34,585
1969 10,316 35,248
1970 10,278 35,897
1971 10,211 36,898
1972 10,172 37,828
1973 10,202 38,951
1974 10,300 40,524
1975 8,959 41,098
1976 5,641 39,499
1977 1,123 36,414
1978 947 37,141
1979 960 38,267
1980 950 39,245
1981 960 40,411
1982 967 41,386
1983 1,016 42,478
1984 1,065 43,394
1985 398 43,466
1986 -1,321 42,726
1987 -9,727 35,566
1988 -11,357 34,022
1989 -12,087 32,695
1990 -12,891 31,116
1991 -13,676 29,909
1992 -14,381 28,086
1993 -15,018 25,856
1994 -15,511 24,472
1995 -16,279 22,401
1996 -17,727 19,637
1997 -20,220 15,325
1998 -21,347 10,796
1999 -22,483 6,412
2000 -23,572 2,362
2001 -24,606 -676
2002 -25,582 -3,203
2003 -26,420 -5,804
2004 -27,129 -9,488
2005 -22,692 -6,432
2006 -11,085 5,144
2007 -9,748 8,226
2008 -3,102 14,871
2009 -4,626 13,440
2010 -6,204 13,716
2011 -6,852 16,143
2012 -6,827 17,940
2013 -6,452 20,501
2014 -5,466 22,107
2015 -4,129 24,449
2016 -3,861 26,254
2017 -3,327 27,236
2018 -3,234 27,564
2019 -2,989 27,805
2020 -1,490 28,992
2021 -1,490 25,717
2022 -4,000 23,025
2023 -4,000 25,959

How is Net Migrations calculated?

The difference between immigrants and emigrants makes up the net migrations of a country. If the net migration numbers for the year are positive and indicated above with green coloring. Then more people immigrated than emigrated to Lesotho for that year, equal to the number displayed.

Future Net Migration for Lesotho (2023-2100)

Lesotho will see a decrease of net migrations by the year 2100.

Year Net Migration Overall Population +/-
2023 -4,000 25,959
2024 -4,000 25,572
2025 -4,000 25,025
2026 -4,000 24,706
2027 -4,000 24,240
2028 -4,000 23,967
2029 -4,000 23,491
2030 -4,000 23,296
2031 -4,000 22,923
2032 -4,000 22,705
2033 -4,000 22,388
2034 -4,000 22,047
2035 -4,000 21,974
2036 -4,000 21,566
2037 -4,000 21,170
2038 -4,000 20,913
2039 -4,000 20,733
2040 -4,000 20,335
2041 -4,000 19,846
2042 -4,000 19,429
2043 -4,000 18,834
2044 -4,000 18,380
2045 -4,000 17,789
2046 -4,000 17,424
2047 -4,000 16,966
2048 -4,000 16,216
2049 -4,000 15,646
2050 -4,000 14,979
2051 -4,000 14,491
2052 -4,000 13,879
2053 -4,000 13,408
2054 -4,000 12,898
2055 -4,000 12,322
2056 -4,000 11,722
2057 -4,000 11,260
2058 -4,000 10,423
2059 -4,000 9,974
2060 -4,000 9,345
2061 -4,000 8,714
2062 -4,000 8,180
2063 -4,000 7,595
2064 -4,000 6,977
2065 -4,000 6,398
2066 -4,000 5,781
2067 -4,000 5,234
2068 -4,000 4,615
2069 -4,000 4,035
2070 -4,000 3,325
2071 -4,000 2,824
2072 -4,000 2,121
2073 -4,000 1,668
2074 -4,000 1,147
2075 -4,000 828
2076 -4,000 33
2077 -4,000 -485
2078 -4,000 -948
2079 -4,000 -1,432
2080 -4,000 -1,851
2081 -4,000 -2,364
2082 -4,000 -2,807
2083 -4,000 -3,199
2084 -4,000 -3,693
2085 -4,000 -4,199
2086 -4,000 -4,553
2087 -4,000 -4,919
2088 -4,000 -5,290
2089 -4,000 -5,776
2090 -4,000 -6,276
2091 -4,000 -6,671
2092 -4,000 -7,118
2093 -4,000 -7,568
2094 -4,000 -8,051
2095 -4,000 -8,596
2096 -4,000 -8,736
2097 -4,000 -9,167
2098 -4,000 -9,379
2099 -4,000 -9,690
2100 -4,000 -10,040

Why is the chart for future net migrations mostly flat?

Predicting and projecting future movements of population is extremely hard. Especially, the further you move into the future. Thus, the scientist and data collectors of the United Nations tend to add a flat number when reasonable projections can't be made.

Causes of Migration

Causes of Immigration to Lesotho

Causes of Emigration from Lesotho

Common Questions

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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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