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Migration between Scotland and Overseas

Migration between Scotland and Overseas

Last updated: 12 July 2017

Background 

Migration between Scotland and overseas refers to people moving between Scotland and any country outside the UK.

Due to the sources of data used by National Records of Scotland (NRS) to estimate migration, the country or group of countries that overseas migrants come from cannot be identified.

Data

The migration datasets can be viewed as Excel files (xlsx) or as a comma separated values files (csv).

If you require the data in a different format, please contact statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

When opening the spreadsheet files your browser, depending on how its been configured, will prompt to either open the file or save it to disk.

Maximum file size is 194 Kb.

Migration between administrative areas and overseas by sex
Dataset includes: In, out and net migration between Scottish administrative areas and overseas by sex, from 2001-02 to most recent. Please note that NHS Board level data for migration between 2001-02 and 2010-11 can be found in the Archive section of the National Records of Scotland (NRS) website.
(Excel   CSV)

Migration between Scotland and overseas by age
Dataset includes: In, out and net migration between Scotland and overseas by age group, from 2001-02 to most recent, and migration between Scotland and overseas by single year of age and sex, from 2001-02 to most recent.
(Excel   CSV)

Other Information

Below are links to data available on the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website. Long-Term International Migration (LTIM) is a method used by ONS to estimate international migration to and from the UK. Further details of how the International Passenger Survey (IPS) and LTIM are used in NRS estimates of migration can be found in the Methodology section of this website.

Long-Term International Migration (LTIM) estimates

International Passenger Survey (IPS) estimates

Enquiries and Suggestions

Please contact our Statistics Customer Services if you need any further information.
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

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

Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
E-mail: kirsty.maclachlan@nrscotland.gov.uk.