Table 1: Immigration by country of origin and data source, 1998.

Administrative dataCurrent population survey
Share (Percent)Share (Percent)Rank

Distribution of foreign-born population, by country (Top 10)
Mexico21.628.5(1)
Philippines6.06.0(2)
Vietnam4.03.9(7)
Germany3.81.4(16)
India3.73.7(6)
El Salvador2.93.5(3)
Canada2.82.2(11)
England2.72.1(12)
Cuba2.73.1(4)
South Korea2.61.8(13)
All others47.242.0
Total100.098.3

Distribution of foreign-born population by region
Asia27.224.4(2)
Mexico21.628.5(1)
Europe17.713.2(3)
Caribbean10.610.4(4)
Central America6.67.8(5)
South America5.86.4(6)
Middle East3.93.0(7)
Africa2.92.2(8)
Canada2.82.2(9)
Other0.61.2(10)
Australia region0.30.6(11)

Total100.0100.0

Number of observations170,7468,008
Number of weighted observationsn.a.14,889,800

Source. Author's calculations from merged Detailed Earnings Records, Numident, and Master Beneficiary Records data from the Social Security Administration and the 1999 March Current Population Survey.
Note. Percentages for the administrative data are derived from the universe of immigrants aged 16 to 62 with positive earnings in 1998 from the merged DER-Numident-MBR data. Percentages from the March Current Population Survey are derived from person-weighted tabulations of immigrants aged 16 to 62 with positive earnings from the 1999 CPS. The Australia region includes Australia, New Zealand, and several neighboring island groups.