Why did people start migrating to the other continents from Europe?

  • The demand for labour in places where labour was in short supply—as in America and Australia led to more migration.
  • Nearly 50 million people emigrated from Europe to America and Australia in the 19th century.
  • All over the world some 150 million are estimated to have left their homes, crossed oceans and vast distances over land in search of a better future.