National Records of Scotland

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This section provides access to a range of migration statistics, including:

Migration Statistics Quarterly Summary – a summary of the latest migration statistics for Scotland, bringing together data from a range of sources to give an overview of key migration trends in Scotland, presented alongside UK-level data for comparison.

Migration flows – these measure the number of people moving to and from an area over a specific period, normally over a year.

Migrant ‘stocks’ (population by country of birth and nationality) – these measure the size of the population (non-UK born and non-British nationals) at a particular point in time. 

Local area migration – this brings together various migration-related indicators, for council areas and NHS Board areas, from different sources.  

Other migration statistics – links to other information on migration, including statistics published by ONS, DWP and the Home Office. 

Background information  – to understand more about the data sources and methods used to estimate migration flows

Archive – links to old reports and archived information.

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