Among the half a billion people living in the EU, 8% do not have the nationality of their country of residence. Also, 1.3 million Europeans live in one country, but work in another, and 1.7 million Eu students study abroad.
These are some of the figures published in “People on the move- statistics on mobility in Europe”, a new digital publication by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
People in today’s Europe are on the move more than ever before. Mobility can be observed under different points of view, as many are the reasons why people move: migration, education, work or tourism.
“People on the move- statistics on mobility in Europe” is divided into four chapters:
- European melting pot describes people entering and exiting the EU Member States. You will find there data on the nationality of EU residents, migration, and people acquiring citizenship and getting residence permits
- Studying and working abroad gives an overview of students studying abroad, commuters who cross the borders of their country or region to go to work, and the employment situation of non-nationals of EU Member States
- Trains, planes and automobiles focuses on how people travel to work and elsewhere – is it by car, train or bus? The chapter shows how many cars we have in the EU and how old they are, and looks at the number of people travelling by plane and by ship. The chapter also includes data about flights, and the busiest airport (with Heathrow, London, on top of the list with 78 million passengers)
- Out and about focuses on tourism. It describes whether people travel for work or leisure, where they go, where they stay and how much they spend
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