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Migration Flows

Migration Flows

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The statistics in this section are for flow–based migration estimates, which show people moving to or from an area. These statistics are for the year to 30 June (mid-year), and are used in the Mid-Year Population Estimates, where additional commentary can be found.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in line with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (available on the UK Statistics Authority website).


Total Migration To or From Scotland (Last Updated: 25 April 2019)

Migration within Scotland (Last Updated: 25 April 2019)

Migration between Scotland and the Rest of the UK (Last Updated: 25 April 2019)

Migration between Scotland and Overseas (Last Updated: 25 April 2019)

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Data Visualisation

An interactive map showing the migration flows between council areas between mid-2017 and mid-2018 can be accessed in the Infographics and Visualisations section of this website. Further details can be found in the Migration within Scotland section.

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

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