The maps that I am sharing on today’s Map Monday are taken from an excellent interactive site maintained by the Institut National d’Études Démographiques in France. These are screen shots of a few of the categories of demographic data provided on their website. You can search the site for more categories of data, for individual countries, and also for any year you’re interested in, starting at 1950.
One thing to keep in mind when you look at these maps is that Greenland (the world’s largest island, just east of northern Canada) is not legally a separate country, it’s part of Denmark. So although it is VERY large and VERY sparsely populated, these maps treat it as being part Denmark. As a result, the colour showing for Greenland is not an accurate reflection of its demographic characteristics in any of the maps; the colour reflects continental Denmark, which has VERY different demographic characteristics.
Net migration. People who immigrated to a country minus people who emigrated from a country.
Percentage of population under 20.
Percentage 65 and over.