Trace Latvia's internal migration on interactive map

An interactive map produced by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) gives the public a fascinating glimpse into how people are moving within Latvia's borders.

Data in the map of Latvia can be viewed by statistical regions, municipalities, municipality rural territories and cities. Direction of migration flow in the map can be switched from outflow to inflow, and time periods can be changed (2000-2018, 2011-2018 and 2017–2018).

Top 5, 10 or 30 territories or, in case of point diagram map, all territories can be selected to see where did residents of the chosen territory go, or which territories did residents come from to the chosen territory.

Thus, for example, in 2000-2018 the largest relative drop of the number of residents was in Kuprava and Ķepova municipality rural territory – 60 %. In 2018, 218 residents of Kuprava municipality rural territory lived in other territories of Latvia (63 persons – in Balvi, 53 – in Riga, 14 – in Viļaka), but 133 – abroad. Only 55 residents living somewhere else in 2000 had chosen Kuprava municipality rural territory as their place of residence in 2018.

In 2018, 142 residents of Ķepova municipality rural territory lived in other territories of Latvia (34 persons – in Riga, 29 – in Krāslava, 22 – in Dagda), but 19 – abroad. Only 13 residents living somewhere else in 2000 had chosen Ķepova municipality rural territory as their place of residence in 2018.

In 2000-2018, the number of residents of Mārupe municipality has doubled (increase of 115 %). 45 % of nowadays Mārupe residents in 2000 lived in other territory of Latvia, mostly in Riga – 5 256 residents.

In turn, elderly residents from Daugavpils have rather moved to neighboring municipality rural territories than to Riga and neighboring municipalities.

Migration flows can be looked at on the website https://migracija.csb.gov.lv and the whole thing can be viewed in English.

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