“As of September 1, 2023, 16,026 ethnic Kazakhs returned to their historical homeland and received kandas status. In total, since 1991, 1 million 123.2 thousand ethnic Kazakhs have returned to the motherland,” reads the report.
According to the data, more than half of the Kandas (53.6%) who arrived in Kazakhstan since the beginning of this year came from Uzbekistan, 19.6% from China, 10.9% from Mongolia, 7.8% from Russia, 5.9% from Turkmenistan and 2.2% from other countries.
As of September 1 of this year, the number of ethnic migrants of working age was 61.4%, 30% were people younger than working age and 8.5% were pensioners.
“Among the working-age repatriates, 15.6% have higher education, 34.4% have secondary specialized education, and 41.2% have general secondary education,” the department reported.
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