UK detailed migration statistics

The Detailed UK Migration Statistics are a release from the 2011 Census providing information on migration into and within the UK. These tables provide detailed information about migrants moving into, and out of, a range of geographical areas from across the UK.

All of these tables are available to view and download from NOMIS

How to use the Detailed UK Migration Statistics

These tables show key characteristics for the population in an area and migrants moving into or out of the area. Migrants are shown to be moving either to or from an ‘associated area’ (the next level of geography up the hierarchy), elsewhere in the UK or from outside the UK.

These tables are produced at both the person and household level and include such characteristics such as age, sex, economic activity, ethnic group, long-term health problems or disability and family status.

These tables have been built at the lowest level of geography possible (as well as aggregating up to higher geographies), whilst ensuring that all personal data and information is protected. For most tables, this means they have been built at MSOA and Ward level, though some are built at local authority level. One table is at OA level.

These tables have been designed to be comparable with those produced from the 2001 Census.

For any further information on these tables please contact Census Customer Services.

UK Migration and other migration statistics for the 2011 Census

In addition to this product, other migration statistics from the 2011 Census have also been published. These are the suite of Origin and Destination tables, which record flows of migrants (as well as commuting and student flows) between two separate geographies.

Because the Origin and Destination statistics contain precise information on both sets of geographies, they contain less attribute detail about the migrants or are not available publically. See the Origin and Destination pages for more details on these tables and how to get access.

Migration statistics for the UK

For this product, the Office for National Statistics has worked closely with its partners, the National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, to produce statistics covering the UK.