What are the Different Types of Migration

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 05:16 -- Umar Farooq

Types of Migration

Following are the different types of migration given by sociologists and demographers.

  1. Immigration and Emigration
  2. In-Migration and out Migration
  3. Gross and Net Migration
  4. Internal Migration

Immigration and Emigration

These terms are used for international migration or migration from one country to another. Immigration is coming from one country to another and emigration is going from one country to another. For example; immigration of Hindus from Bangladesh to India and emigration of Indians to united states.

In-Migration and out Migration

In-migration is the migration within a particular area while out-migration is the migration/movement out of a particular area. These two types of migration are applicable to internal or within the country migration. For example; the migration of rural people to urban areas in Pakistan.

Internal Migration


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