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This table shows the distribution of external migrants or the immigrant population by country of previous residence and place of enumeration in the Gambia. Of the 110,705 immigrants, about 49.0 per cent were previously resident in Senegal. Compared to 2003, this proportion is lower. However, about 8.0 per cent of the immigrants did not state their country of previous residence. Hence, it is possible that a significant number of them came from Senegal. The Senegalese immigrants can be found in all works of life but mainly in the informal trade sector. Immigrants from Guinea Conakry constitute about 21.0 per cent of the foreign population and are mostly engaged in the informal trade sector. External migrants also originated from other West African countries notably, Guinea Bissau (4.9 per cent), Sierra Leone (3.3 per cent), Mali (3.0 per cent), Nigeria (2.3 per cent) and Mauritania (1.6 per cent). Most of these migrants arrived as refugees who fled from the instability in their countries of origin. Others may be economic migrants hoping to be absorbed into The Gambian market or aspirants for Europe and USA using The Gambia as transit point. The Non-Africans constitute 5.0 per cent of the immigrant population most of whom were likely tourists from Europe and the Americas.