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Migration Flows

Migration Flows


The statistics in this section are for flow–based migration estimates, which show people moving to or from an area. These statistics are for the year to 30 June (mid-year) and are produced as part of the overall Mid-Year Population Estimates, which are designated as national statistics.

There is a cross-GSS programme of work, being led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), to transform migration statistics through greater use of administrative data. During this period of development, the international migration estimates have been classified as experimental statistics.


Total Migration To or From Scotland (Last updated: 25 June 2021)

Migration within Scotland (Last updated: 25 June 2021)

Migration between Scotland and the Rest of the UK (Last updated: 25 June 2021)

Migration between Scotland and Overseas (Last updated: 25 June 2021)

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Data Visualisation

An interactive map showing the migration flows between council areas between mid-2019 and mid-2020 can be accessed in the Infographics and Visualisations section of this website. Further details can be found in the Migration within Scotland section.

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