I would like to request the following information under the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
The number of Irish citizens resident in England and Wales from 2002 - 2012 inclsuive
A gender breakdown of the above.
Thank you for contacting the Office for National Statistics regarding your request for the number of Irish citizens resident in England and Wales by sex, for years 2002 to 2012. Your request has been forwarded to the Migration Statistics Unit.
Please find attached a table showing the number of Irish citizens resident in England, Wales, and combined, for calendar years 2004 to 2011.
Data prior to 2004 is not comparable with later years. However, should you wish to obtain data for 2002 and 2003, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org There may be a charge for this service. Data for 2012 will be published in August 2013.
The Office for National Statistics collects data on country of birth and nationality from the Annual Population Survey (APS) which covers residents of the UK. Details for Non UK residents or who have Non UK nationality can be found in our published tables. The website address for these tables is: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/taxonomy/index.html?nscl=International+Migration
Further information on the APS is available in the "Notes to Tables", also located at this site.
Irish Nationals in England and wales - 2004-2011 (34.5 Kb Excel sheet)
If you have any further queries please contact the unit at: email@example.com
The margin of error refers to the 95% confidence interval, which is defined as: 1.96 x standard error. The standard error is a measure of the error associated with a sample survey.
Estimates are based on the Annual Population Survey (APS) which is the Labour Force Survey (LFS) plus various sample boosts.
It should be noted that the LFS:-
* excludes students in halls who do not have a UK resident parent
* excludes people in most other types of communal establishments (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites, etc)
* is grossed to population estimates of those living in private households that only include migrants staying for 12 months or more.
The LFS weighting does not adjust for non - response bias by the country of birth or nationality variable.
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