The purpose of this consultation is to gather insight and seek your views on the presentation and timing of the Government Statistical Service’s international migration statistics outputs and specifically what products are used, why and what other data sources you would like to see published.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is publishing the consultation but this does also include some questions relating to outputs produced by other government departments who contribute to the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) or publish separate National Statistics relating to migration (Home Office, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)).

The consultation ran from 11 November to 23 December 2016. Please note that this is a consultation on the presentation of the MSQR statistical bulletin and other outputs; therefore users should be assured that under each of these options all of the existing published data will still be available.

Your feedback has been invaluable in helping us understand how we can make the necessary changes with as little impact on users as possible and to improve our statistics and products. Thank you for your time and contributions.

We have now published our response to the consultation, which includes a summary of what you told us and the actions we are taking as a result.

If you have any queries or feedback about this consultation please email