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Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: August 2016

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  • net migration = +327,000 (down 9,000 from YE March 2015 but not statistically significant), comprising +180,000 EU citizens, +190,000 non-EU citizens, and -43,000 British citizens
  • immigration = 633,000 (down 11,000 from YE March 2015 but not statistically significant)
  • emigration = 306,000 (down 2,000 from YE March 2015 but not statistically significant)
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