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Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016

Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016 and Office for National Statistics Reports

EU migration agenda as a cloud, Nando Sigona, 2015Thank you to the The International Migration team at the Migration Statistics Unit, ONS for circulating the details of these on the day of release via the Migration Stats Jiscmail list.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 26th May 2016, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/migrationintheukmay2016

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published by the ONS, Home Office, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

ONS have also released the Short-Term International Migration Annual Report (STIMAR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/shorttermmigrationestimatesforenglandandwalesmid2014estimates

ONS have also released a ‘UK Perspectives’ article on international migration, which can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/ukperspectivespart22016

A press release has been published covering the above publications and providing more detail about the main messages. This can be accessed from the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/news/migrationstatisticsquarterlyreport

Yesterday, ONS also published the 2014-based Subnational Population Projections for England:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/subnationalpopulationprojections2014basedprojections

The Home Office’s Immigration Statistics January – March 2016 release is published today. It provides the latest figures on those subject to immigration control. The release is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-january-to-march-2016

Listing of the data tables included in ‘Immigration statistics, January to March 2016’.
Immigration statistics, January to March 2016
Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).

Estimates of Short-Term International Migration (1 -12 months, 3 – 12 months and 3 – 12 months UN definition) to and from the UK for England and Wales.

A user guide to Home Office immigration statistics.

User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics

New UK Migration Statistics Released and the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR)

Migration is down. Source: Gov.uk – New figures show net migration is decreasing

The UK Home Office has just published the latest immigration statistics for the period January to March 2013.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 23rd May 2013, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/may-2013/index.html

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published quarterly by the Home Office, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), ONS, and the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

ONS have also published the Short-term International Migration Annual Report. It can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/short-term-migration/short-term-migration-estimates-for-england-and-wales/mid-2011-estimates/stim.html

ONS have also released a short story on “Seasonal Patterns of Long-term International Migration”, which can be accessed from the following link:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/may-2013/seasonal-patterns-of-ltim.html

We would welcome any comments on any of our products. Please contact migstatsunit@ons.gov.uk with any comments.

How we are reducing net migration Source – Gov.uk – New figures show net migration is decreasing

Further Information:

Gov.uk – New figures show net migration is decreasing

Daily Telegraph – Net migration to the UK falls by a third

The Guardian – UK net migration shrinks further, official figures show

The Guardian – Net migration to the UK: down 89,000 in a year

The Guardian – The UK’s immigration crackdown will lead to a loss of international talent

The Guardian – Stop playing a crude numbers game with immigration. We must be open

BBC – Net migration to UK down by a third, figures show

 

Statistics: Evidence presented on Migration Statistics to the Public Administration Select Committee

The following information has recently been circulated via the Migration Statistics User Forum Jiscmail discussion list*.

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) is examining the topic of migration statistics, as part of a programme of work on statistics and their use in government.  The written and oral evidence which was  presented to the committee has now been made available for download from the Migration Statistics section of the PASC website, available here.

Details include both written and oral evidence as outlined below:

The Committee is undertaking a programme of work on statistics and their use in government by means of a series of ten studies. One of these studies looks at migration statistics.

Written Evidence

Issues and questions paper

Written evidence (PDF PDF 796 KB)Opens in a new window

Oral Evidence

24 April 2013

Witnesses: Dr Scott Blinder, Director, The Migration Observatory, Councillor Philippa Roe, Leader, Westminster City Council, and Professor John Salt, Co-Director, Migration Research Unit, University College London

Jon Simmons and Chris Kershaw, Home Office, Guy Goodwin and Ben Humberstone, Office for National Statistics.

Further background information can be found here:-  PASC to take evidence on Migration statistics.  On this page, the purpose of the inquiry is outlined as being:

The purpose of the inquiry: to assess the quality of migration statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics and the Home Office. Are they sufficiently accurate, detailed, meaningful and timely for the purposes to which they are put? The Committee will take evidence from three users of official migration statistics, who can describe the statistics’ current strengths and weaknesses as well as those aspects of the statistics they would like to see improve. The second part of the session will give Committee the opportunity to question the producers of migration statistics, who can talk about recent developments in the production of migration statistics and options for their improvement in future.

* The Migration Statistics User Forum Jiscmail discussion list is available to join here and aims to:

This is a forum for discussion of migration statistics that allows users to discuss their need for and use of the data and for producers to consult on presentation and changes. The main focus will be on figures for the United Kingdom, but this would not exclude discussion of migration statistics for other countries. In order to meet these objectives, members are encouraged to post discussions, respond to other users as appropriate and post their own proposals and publications.

 

New Publications on Dungavel House; Remittances; Statelessness; and UK Migration Statistics

Report on an unannounced short follow-up inspection of Dungavel House
Immigration Removal Centre, 31 July – 2 August 2012.
Report by the HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Download Full Report](Source: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons)

Remittances and Portfolio Values: An Inquiry Using Spanish Immigrants from Africa, Europe and the Americas
by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Susan Pozo, (June 2012).

Using a recent Spanish database, we show that remittances respond to cross country differences in portfolio values. This behavior suggests that immigrants are sophisticated economic optimizers who take advantage of opportunities to invest trans-nationally given the networks that immigrants are likely to have developed both in their host and home communities. The responsiveness to portfolio variables persists whether immigrants are highly or less highly educated. However, there are differences in the individual portfolio variables to which immigrants from various regions of the world respond to, as we would expect given migrants’ diverse backgrounds and motives for emigrating. Additionally, remitting patterns change over time with the length of the migration spell, suggesting that remittances sent for portfolio motives become more likely as the immediate needs of family left back home are addressed and immigrants settle down in their host communities.

[Download Discussion Paper No. 6622]
(Source:  IZA – Shaping the Future of Labor).

On 1 October 2012, UNHCR launched its first E-Learning Course on Statelessness.  One component of the E-Learning Course is a Self-Study Module on Statelessness which is available at: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/50b899602.html  The Self-Study Module on Statelessness can also be accessed at under the Tools  heading on the Statelessness Special Features page, which can be located on the Refworld landing page.
(Source: UNHCR)

UK Home Office Immigration Statistics July – September 2012.
Produced by the UK Home Office.
From the Summary Points Quarter 3 2012, selected points include:

  • Work: There were fewer work-related visas issued (-4% to 145,604, the lowest recorded using comparable data) and fewer grants of work-related permissions to stay permanently (-5% to 65,310). However there was an increase in work-related grants to extend stay in the UK (10% to 142,443).
  • Study: There were 29% fewer sponsored student visa applications and similarly there were 26% fewer study visas issued. There was a 1% increase in sponsored student visa applications for the university sector, contrasting with falls for the further education sector (- 67%), English language schools (-76%), and independent schools (-17%).
  • Asylum: There were 20,838 asylum applications, 8% higher than the previous 12 months. This remains well below the peak number of asylum applications received in the year ending December 2002 (84,132).
  • Detention: During the third quarter of 2012 (July to September), 48 children entered detention, lower than for the second quarter of 2012 (60). The number of children in detention for the third quarter of 2012 remains well below the peak in these figures for the third quarter of 2009 (322) using comparable data available from 2009.

Downloads Available Include:

(Source: UK Home Office)

Migration Statistics Quarterly Report November 2012.
Produced by the UK Office for National Statistics, (ONS).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migration Statistics Jiscmail List).

International Passenger Survey: Quality Information in Relation to Migration Flows.
Produced by the UK Office for National Statistics, (ONS).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Migration Statistics Jiscmail List).

New Publications on Witchcraft; Refugee Protection; Turkey; Al-Qaidi; Egypt; Migration Statistics; Human Rights

Seeking meaning: an anthropological and community-based
approach to witchcraft accusations and their prevention in refugee situations.
By Julia Powles.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No. 235.
[Download Working Paper]
(Source: UNHCR).

Urban refugee protection in Cairo: the role of communication,
information and technology.
By Nora Danielson.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No. 236.
[Download Working Paper]
(Source: UNHCR).

Humanitarians without borders: work, mobility and wellbeing in UNHCR.
By Ranji Devadason.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research, Research Paper No. 237.
[Download Working Paper]
(Source: UNHCR).

Israel: The injustice and secrecy surrounding administrative detention.
By Amnesty International.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: Amnesty International).

Turkey: New Report On Women Human Rights Defenders In Kurdish Regions.
By Roj Women’s Association.
[Access].
(Source: AWID).

The Current Status of Al-Qaida.
By the Oxford Research Group.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: DocuBase).

The Anatomy of Egyptian Revolution: From 25th of January to The New Constitution.
By SETA.
[Download Full Publication]
(Source: DocuBase)

UK: Migration Statistics Quarterly Report May 2012.
By the Office for National Statistics (UK).
[Download Full Report]
(Source: DocuBase)

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011.
By the U.S. Department of State.
[Access]
(Source: DocuBase).

 

New Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (UK) Published

The (UK) Office for National Statistics has just published their latest document on migration statistics entitled, “Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, February 2012.”

Official figures show that the number of people coming to live in Britain for more than a year, minus those who moved abroad, stood at 250,000 in the year to June 2011. This represents a rise on the figure of 235,000 for the year to June 2010, just after the Coalition came to power.
(Source: Daily Telegraph article: Net migration rose in Coalition’s first year despite pledge to cut it).

The figures show:

Migration Figures

(Source: Daily Telegraph article: Net migration rose in Coalition's first year despite pledge to cut it).

The report can be accessed via the Office of National Statistics website:-
[Download Report Here]

Further links and news stories: