Local Area Migration Indicators

The Office for National Statistics has produced a set of data on migration flow as part of its set of local area migration indicators.  This data has been used within the following 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, with rural areas experiencing lower levels of inflow from long-term international migration than urban but increasing inflow from internal migration over the period considered within the analysis.

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.

ONS have now discontinued the local area migration indicators product and so this analysis will no longer be updated.

Local Area Migration Indicators Analysis
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