Migration Statistics Unit
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Frequency of release: Quarterly
Geographical coverage: UK
Geographical breakdown: Other
Estimated total long-term immigration to the UK in the year to September 2011 was 589,000. This compares to 600,000 in the year to September 2010 and has remained at a similar level since 2004.
Estimated total long-term emigration from the UK in the year to September 2011 was 338,000. This is similar to 345,000 in the year to September 2010.
Estimated net migration was 252,000 in the year to September 2011. This is similar to 255,000 in the year to September 2010.
Study remains the most common reason for migrating to the UK at 250,000 in the year to September 2011. This is similar to 245,000 in the year to September 2010.
671,000 National Insurance numbers (NINos) were allocated to non-UK nationals in the year to December 2011, an increase of one per cent on the year to December 2010.
The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report is a summary of the quarterly releases of official international migration data. This edition covers those quarterly datasets released on 24 May 2012. It also links to other migration products released on that date.
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Long-term International Migration estimates methodology (1.15 Mb Pdf)
Quality and Methodology Information (145.2 Kb Pdf)
Population by Country of Birth and Nationality (251 Kb Excel sheet)
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