Nearly 80,000 people have left Riga to live elsewhere in last seven years

In the past seven years, 78,692 people have left Riga to live in other countries or elsewhere in Latvia, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

The bureau has created an interactive web-tool detailing domestic migration of Latvian residents. This interactive map shows movement of Latvian residents within country’s border since 2000.

Data is available for regions, counties, parishes and cities. Migration directions (arrival/departure) may overlap on the map and switch around for different periods: 2000-2018, 2011-2018 and 2017-2018. The map also includes information regarding domestic and external migration with comparison of residents’ registered residence.

According to statistical data, a total of 38,434 people have left Riga to live in foreign countries in the period between 2011-2018, whereas 40,258 people have left Riga to live in other regions of Latvia.

Most of the people who have left Riga (4,445) now live in Jurmala. The next most popular destination is Marupe and Carnikava (nearly 3,000 in both).

Over the course of the last seven years, more than 28,000 people have left Riga to live in Pieriga.

15,037 people have left Riga to live in foreign countries. As for the people who have settled in Riga, their numbers reach 53,426.

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