MAJOR BOOST TO THE CAMPAIGN FOR A RURAL STRATEGY:
The Independent Food, Farming & Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA in its report launched on Tuesday 16th July ‘Our Future in the Land’ has added its voice to the calls by the RSN and the House of Lords Select Committee for a comprehensive Rural Strategy (more to follow)
The Office for National Statistics produced in August 2014 a set of migration indicators, the data from which has been used to present this analysis. Local area migration is important on a number of levels in terms of employment, skills, local services, housing, and has clear variation between rural and urban levels.
All figures are calculated on a per 1,000 resident population basis, and rural/urban averages are provided for comparison purposes.
Long-Term International Migration data include those people defined as moving to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least a year, so that the country of destination effectively becomes his or her new country of usual residence.
Inflow data include those persons arriving or returning from abroad to take up residence in a country for a period of at least 12 months. Outflow data include those persons leaving their country of usual residence to take up residence in another country for a period of at least 12 months.
Short-Term International Inflow data is defined as those people who move to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least three months but less than a year (twelve months) except in cases where the movement to that country is for purposes of recreation, holiday, visits to friends and relatives, business, medical treatment or religious pilgrimage.
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