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Local Area Migration

Local Area Migration

Last update: 29 September 2021
Last full update: 24 August 2021
Next full update: August 2022

Notice : 29 September 2021
Publication of 2020 data on the population by country of birth and nationality, and on citizenship ceremonies attended, had been delayed. The Local Area Migration spreadsheet and data visualisation were therefore updated once these were available.

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Local Area Migration 2020
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Interactive Data Visualisation

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This publication brings together migration-related indicators, for councils and NHS Board areas, from different sources. It includes times series data up to 2020 to help understand migration trends at a local level. It is usually updated once a year, although some of the data may be available more frequently and can be accessed from the relevant sources specified.

The Office for National Statistics has also produced a Local Area Migration Indicators Suite which uses a lot of the same sources used in this publication, but looking at areas across the UK as a whole.

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