Thursday, 11 January 2024 02:45

Migration in 2023 increased as estimated by salvadorans

Written by Denis Muñoz

14.5% of salvadorans will migrate from El Salvador in 2023, with the objective of changing their economic situation.

These data come from the survey "La población salvadoreña evalúa la situación del país al cierre del año 2023" presented by the Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA) where data and opinions of salvadoran migration were shown.

The main question for salvadorans in the migratory field was the following: Do you think that during 2023 the migration of salvadorans to foreign countries has increased, decreased or remained the same?

The survey yielded the following results: 51% believe that migration has increased, 27.7% believe that it will remain the same as in 2022, and 16.8% believe that migration has decreased.


In addition, the conference highlighted that 14.5% of salvadorans saw a family member migrate abroad and that of this percentage of compatriots who left the country, 73% did so illegally, to North America.

Likewise, the data revealed that 37.9% of the salvadoran population receives monetary aid from abroad and that a little more than a quarter of the salvadoran population, 25.3%, wants to migrate to another country to improve their economic situation and have a job.


Translated by: A.M