Benguela: Over a million entered Angola in five years – INE

The information is contained in a report from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) that reached Angop on Wednesday.

According to the source, the above mentioned period recorded an intense migratory movement as a result of the recent social and economic dynamic.

The report that cites data released by the Migration and Foreigner Service (SME) says that in 2013 a total of 50,000 foreigners applied for long duration visas, which is estimated as the average annual international immigration.

As to the internal migration, the Population and Housing Census of 2014 says that half one million Angolans moved province in the last five years, 240,000 of which in the last 12 months before the census. Luanda and other urban centres were the main destination of the migrants.

According to INE projections, the average annual internal migration pattern in Angola in the last five years will remain unchanged for the coming ten years in the country’s 17 provinces, excepting Bengo.

INE based its projections on the annual average net migration data obtained before the 2014 Census with the help of the UN Population Fund.

Source: Angola Press News Agency