National Records of Scotland

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

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 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.

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.

If you have comments or suggestions that would help us improve our outputs or our standards of service please contact:

Alan Ferrier, Senior Statistician,
National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4530

All statistical publications