1. Our priorities

Our priority is to use new and existing sources of data to improve the evidence base on international migration. We are leading the Government Statistical Service (GSS) migration transformation programme in collaboration with other government departments and the devolved administrations. This aims to put administrative data at the core of our estimates and research on international migration. The Centre produces statistics on how many migrants are coming to and leaving the country but is also providing new insights on the impact and contribution of migrants while they are in the UK. This includes the sectors in which they work, the communities they live in and the impacts on public services such as the health sector and schools.

International migration statistics analysis

Our work spans the international migration topic area including:

  • long term international migration
  • short term international migration
  • the UK population by country of birth and nationality
  • the impact and contribution of international migration on public services
  • reviewing how we define migration in our statistics
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2. Recent releases

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report
Statistical bulletins
A summary of the latest official long-term international migration statistics for the UK. Data from the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) are also included.

Population and migration statistics system transformation -- overview
Articles
Latest updates on our population and migration statistics transformation journey.

Short-term international migration for England and Wales
Statistical bulletins
A summary of the latest official short-term international migration statistics for England and Wales for the year ending June 2018.

Local area migration indicators, UK
Dataset
Different migration-related data sources at local authority level including migration flows, non-UK-born and non-British populations, National Insurance number registrations, GP registrations, and births to non-UK-born mothers.

Coronavirus and non-UK key workers
Articles
New insights on non-British nationals and non-UK-born people in the workforce, including those who could be considered as key workers in the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

International migration and the health sector
Article | Released 15 August 2019
Our analysis plans on the contribution and impact of international migration on the health sector, looking at migrants as a workforce and as users of public services.

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4. Contact us

We welcome feedback on our statistics and our plans to transform them using administrative data. You can find out more or contact us at:

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