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A conceptual framework for population and migration statistics

The conceptual framework for UK population and migration statistics has been developed as part of Phase 2 of the Migration Statistics Improvement Programme.

The purpose of the framework is to facilitate communication between users and providers of population and migration statistics.

It is designed to promote understanding of the concepts, data sources and processes that together shape population and migration statistics outputs, and how these fit with the uses to which they are put.

This conceptual framework will underpin the development of population and migration statistics in the future.

Two documents are available, the full report and the executive summary.

The report will be updated as the framework and the statistics develop.

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