Net long-term international migration was estimated to be +230,000 in year ending (YE) June 2017, down 106,000 since YE June 2016 from a high of +336,000; immigration was 572,000, down 80,000 (both statistically significant), and emigration was 342,000, up 26,000 (not statistically significant).
Over three-quarters of the decrease in net migration can be accounted for by EU citizens (down 82,000 to +107,000 – a statistically significant decrease).
More people are arriving in the UK than leaving, meaning that net migration is above zero; adding to the non-UK population and so the non-UK workforce.
A summary of the latest official long-term international migration statistics for the UK for the year ending June 2017 published by Office for National Statistics (ONS). The report also includes data from the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the year ending September 2017.
This is the final report, in a series of six, being published in response to an increased user need for data about the people who may be most likely to be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
There are many sources of official statistics about international migration to and from the UK, each valuable in its own right in measuring particular aspects of international migration. This note outlines the differences between the data sources and points to more detailed articles regarding this.