ArcGIS Visualization on International Immigration and changes in Human Development Index in OECD countries:

About Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development.


  • This Geo Visualisation is done to see Human Development Index growth over the years for the several countries from 1980-2010.
  • It is splitted into 5 groups with each group comprising 5 year HDI data.

HDI of 1980-85 :


  • We can see that North American Countries and Australia have higher HDI.
  • African Countries and India has lower HDI.

We can see how the HDI is changing over the next 20 years visually below :

HDI changes over the years(1985-2010)

1985-90 :


1990-95 :


1995-2000 :


2000-05 :


2005-10 :


Summary of changes in words over the 20 years :

Based on the above visualizations,we can conclude that :

  • There is a marginal increase in HDI for India compared to the previous years.
  • Most of the South American countries and Russia has achieved the higher HID over the period of 20 years.
  • Barring few countries, all other African countries still possess a lower HDI. North American nations, European nations and Australia consistently has a higher HDI over the period of 20 years.


International Immigration:



Effects of Immigration on Human Development Index in OECD countries

  • Thus, from the analysis of the visualizations obtained, it can be visualized that the immigration might be one of the factors contributing to an increase in Human Development Index in most of the OECD countries.
  • We can also infer that majority of immigrants target countries with a high human development index than their countries of origin.

Team Details :

  • Aravind Prabhu(A0148607Y)
  • Bala Gowtham(A0148536X)
  • Herald Nithesh(A0148613E)
  • Vignesh Mohan(A0148543B)