Figure 2.3: Entry clearance visas granted (excluding visitor and transit visas), by world area, UK, 2005 to year ending March 2015
Source: Home Office, Immigration Statistics January – March 2015
A small number (1 to 2 thousand per year excluding visitor and transit visas) of Home Office visas cannot be ascribed to a world area and are categorised as “Other”. This category does not appear in the above chart.
European Economic Area (EEA) nationals do not require a visa to enter the UK, however see p 34 of User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics for exceptions (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/user-guide-to-home-office-immigration-statistics--9).
See the Glossary in the link below for discussion of world regions and differences between Home Office and DWP definitions (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2014).