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Other Migration Statistics and Useful Information

Other Migration Statistics and Useful Information

Provided below are a number of other sources of data. Whilst they are not always directly relating to migrants, they may provide useful information.

Available Information

Summary of latest migration trends in Scotland can be found in the Registrar General’s Annual Review and the Mid-Year Population Estimates publications.

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report
The Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR) produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is a summary of the latest quarterly release of official international migration statistics for the UK. ONS have now stopped publishing the MSQR while migration statistics are undergoing a transformation programme.

Population by Country of Birth and Nationality (UK)
Statistics on the number of non-British national and non-UK born populations of the UK from the Annual Population Survey.

Local Area Migration Indicators
The Office for National Statistics has created this compilation of data related to migration.

Home Office migration statistics
Provide a range of statistics from Home Office administrative data, including visas, passenger admissions, asylum applications, removals and voluntary departures and grants of settlement and citizenship.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Provide statistics on National Insurance numbers (NINos) allocated to overseas nationals entering the UK. These statistics can also be found in the Stat-Xplore tool.

Government Statistical Service (GSS) Migration Statistics Publication Strategy 
The GSS has published a strategy which sets out the agreed framework for international migration publications across the UK GSS. 

Vital Events Reference Tables 
The NRS Vital Events Reference Tables include details of the country of birth of mothers.


All statistical publications