In year ending September 2017 net migration was at a similar level to early 2014 with 244,000 more people coming to the UK than leaving, so still adding to the UK population. This follows record levels of net migration during 2015 and early 2016.
The latest headline estimates are similar to last quarter (published 30 November 2017).
EU net migration has fallen over the last year, as fewer EU citizens are coming to the UK and the number leaving the UK increased. However, there are still more EU citizens coming to the UK than leaving.
A summary of the latest official long-term international migration statistics for the UK for the year ending September 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 December 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.