Singapore, New Zealand and Australia confirmed as top places people want to move to

New Zealand, Australia and Singapore all within top 6 countries surveyed by Gallup indicating net desire of people to move there relative to population size.
A poll by Gallop has found that about 16% of the world's adults would like to move to another country permanently if they had the chance (equivalent to 700 million worldwide).

Whilst the USA tops the general list this includes a big proportion from lesser developed countries. Current reality is however that the vast majority of world's international immigrants, (2009 United Nations' Human Development Report) move from one developing country to another developing country or between developed countries. Thus the countries people desire to migrate to permanently do not necessarily reflect reality - especially in regard to developing countries.

Gallup developed a Potential Net Migration Index (PNMI) to categorise and help estimate those who would like to move out of a country permanently subtracted from those who would like to move to it - expressed as a proportion of the total adult population. The higher the resulting positive PNMI value, the larger the potential net population gain. When looking at this date the countries most in demand were as follows:
1. Singapore
2. New Zealand
3. Saudi Arabia
4. Canada
5. Switzerland
6. Australia

The above counties thus relative to size are the most in demand. We in First Business have interest in placing candidates in New Zealand and Australia though all our bands and businesses and also with Singapore though our operation of reesmarx Asia-pacifc making us active in 3 of the top 6 counties people want to move to

You can see more info on the Gallup site. However if you are a candidate interested in a relocation you can be assured that our markets in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia are attractively viewed by your peers.

The two occupying the bottom of the list were Sierra Leone and Haiti with index scores suggesting half their populations want to leave.