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Migration between Scotland and the Rest of the UK

Migration between Scotland and the Rest of the UK

Last updated: 25 September 2013


Further to consultations with our customers, it has been decided that the tables within the Migration between Scotland and the Rest of the UK section will only be published on an annual basis.


Migration between Scotland and the rest of the UK refers to people moving between Scotland and England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

The main source of data used to produce National Records of Scotland (NRS) estimates of this sort of migration is GP registration information. More information on how these migration estimates are derived can be found in the Methodology section.

Available data

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In and out migration between Scotland and rest of UK, 1991 to most recent
Excel     PDF)

In, out and net migration between administrative areas and rest of UK, 2001/02 to latest
Excel    PDF)

In, out and net migration between NHS Board areas and rest of UK by sex, 1995/96 to most recent
Excel    PDF)

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Kirsty MacLachlan, Senior Statistician, National Records of Scotland,
Room 1/2/3, Ladywell House, Ladywell Road, Edinburgh. EH12 7TF.
Telephone: (0131) 314 4242
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