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.
An information note examining available data on the difference between the registration of National Insurance numbers to adult overseas nationals, and International Passenger Survey estimates of long-term international migration. This note includes early release of the short-term international migration estimates, which will be released on 26 May 2016.
Using historic and 2011 Census data, we look at the immigration patterns of residents who were born outside the UK. Over the past 60 years the population has become more diverse, with an increase in the number of residents who were born outside the UK, from just 4.3% in 1951 to 13% in 2011. The top 5 non-UK countries of birth in 2011 were India, Poland, Pakistan, Republic of Ireland and Germany. We also discuss the possible reasons for migration to the UK.
We look at the usually resident population of the UK who were living at a different address (either in the UK or overseas), 1 year prior to the 2011 Censuses of England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Analysis is by age, sex and geography at national and local levels. Of the total UK population, results show that 12% had a different address 1 year previously, with a high majority of these moving from within the UK.
We look at characteristics of the population who were born outside the UK. We look at nationality, economic activity, qualifications, occupation, housing, and language with further comparisons being made with how long they have lived in England and Wales. Of the 6 million foreign-born population aged 16 to 64, 63% were in employment, a slightly lower level than those born in the UK at 69%. The percentage of those born abroad identifying with a UK national identity was found to be higher for those with a greater length of residence.