Migration Statistics Unit
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Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Other
For England and Wales, the mid-2011 estimate of short-term immigrants based on the International Passenger Survey (IPS) was 41,000 higher than the 2011 Census estimate of short-term residents (STRs).
Six main differences were identified between the two sets of estimates; these differences relate to how the two sources define short-term immigrants and how the estimates are produced.
The two sources appear to categorise short-term immigrants differently; the IPS estimated fewer short-term immigrants visiting for work and study and more short-term immigrants visiting for reasons other than work or study compared to the 2011 Census.
The distribution of short-term immigrant workers and students to local authorities in England and Wales is similar to the distribution of STR workers and students to local authorities in the 2011 Census.
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