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Total Migration to or from Scotland

Total Migration to or from Scotland

Last Updated: 25 April 2019

Background

Total migration includes all migration to or from an area. For Scotland this would include moves to and from the rest of the UK and moves to and from overseas whilst for an administrative area (Council or NHS Board) it would also include moves to and from other such areas in Scotland.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) estimates of total migration are mainly based on the International Passenger Survey (IPS) and GP registration information. More information on how these migration estimates are derived can be found in the migration statistics Methodology section of this website.

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

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Migration to and from Scotland
Dataset includes: Net migration from 1951-52 to latest, and in, out and net migration by sex from 2001-02 to latest.
(Excel    CSV)                            

Migration to and from administrative areas
Dataset includes: Total in, out and net migration for Scottish administrative areas from 2001/02 to latest.
(Excel    CSV)

Migration to and from administrative areas by sex
Dataset includes: Net migration for administrative areas from 1981-82 to latest, and in, out and net migration by sex for administrative areas from 2001-02 to latest.
(Excel     CSV)

Migration to and from administrative areas by age
Dataset includes: Net migration for administrative areas by five year age group and sex from 2001-02 to latest, average in, out and net migration by single year of age for 2016 to 2018. This dataset also includes a data visualisation tab, where council level statistics can be compared.
(Excel    CSV)

Contact Us

Please get in touch if you need any further information, or have any suggestions for improvement.

Lead Statistician: Denise Patrick
Telephone: (0131) 314 4299
E-mail: statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk

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