A news report, released by experts in international relocation, shows that Ireland is one of the top countries people move to from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
MoveHub, which specializes in moving people abroad, released a report on global migration trends over the last 12 months. They report that were 22.2 percent more inquiries for moving to Ireland than moving out of Ireland during the past financial year (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016).
They also report that inquiries for moving to Ireland have increased by 6.9 percent compared with the prior fiscal year. During that same period interest in moving out of Ireland decreased by 0.9 percent.
It's good news following the massive outward migration during the recession. However, Ireland still has one of the highest levels of emigration in Europe – one person leaves every six minutes. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) 240 people leave Ireland each day.
The recent report from MoveHub was based on an analysis of over 180,000 inquiries regarding moving abroad along with an overview of the top 30 destinations and origin countries on a global scale.
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The main points of the Global Moving Trends Report include:
- 65% of moves are 'professional migrants,' meaning people moving for job opportunities and motivated by growing economies and better quality of life.
- Ireland is one of the top countries people move to from Australia, the UK, and the USA.
The report also found that the top three reasons people move abroad are:
- Employment - 34.8%
- New experience - 29.7%
- Join family 20.9%
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