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DEMIG TOTAL follows a simple layout and is made available in Excel format. 

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© DEMIG June 2015. All rights reserved. The database has been compiled by Simona Vezzoli.

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  • DEMIG TOTAL (full database in Excel) includes all data as well as a summary of all data included, definitions and sources
  • DEMIG TOTAL Overview Table gives an insight into the data available for each country, by continent.
  • DEMIG TOTAL Codebook provides a list and definitions of the codes used in the database.

Overview of the data tracked in DEMIG TOTAL

Number of countries covered by continent

45 31 41 32 12

Number of countries reported by time coverage (approximate)*

Before 1900Since 1900Since 1940Since 1950Since 1960Since 1970Since 1980
37 19 5 30 48 11 11

* For some countries, data are reported irregularly and may be available in the early 1900s, then stop and start again later in the century. In such cases, the country is counted only once in the early 1900s.