Zambia Diaspora Population
According to Migration Data Portal, there are about +/-250,000 Zambians that are living in the diaspora. They are spread across the following countries:
- Britain/ UK- 90,000
- OCED Countries- 85,400
- South Africa- 5,000
- United States of America- 60,000
- Canada- 9,000
- France- 100
- Switzerland- 200
- Netherlands- 300
OECD is Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
This comprises of 37 members namely: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.
According to the World Bank statistics, majority of Zambians are located in the UK (90,000) and OCED Countries (85,400) making it 34% of the population in the diaspora. The rest of the emigrants are scattered in and around Europe.
5.4% of the population in the diaspora lives in the UK and USA.
According to World Bank, the Zambian Population is currently at +/- 17.9 million. As stated above, around 250,000 Zambians are in the diaspora making it 1.4% of the documented population living abroad.