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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:


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:


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


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:


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


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:


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

UK Government: Borders and immigration transparency data

The UK Government has published Data on UK Visas and Immigration, Immigration Enforcement and Border Force activities (including performance against targets).

The publication can be downloaded from the website at:  www.gov.uk/government/publications/borders-and-immigration-transparency-data

This document contains data on:

Border Force

  • clearance of passengers at the border
  • drug seizure volumes
  • drug seizures
  • convention on international trade in endangered species
  • seizures and volumes

UK Visas and Immigration

  • migration data
  • settlement applications from non-EEA partners on hold pending judicial review
  • older live cases unit
  • asylum applications concluded in 12 months
  • asylum 6 month decisions
  • life in the UK test data
  • MP’s correspondence within service standard
  • MP’s correspondence outstanding
  • MP’s complaints

Immigration Enforcement

  • foreign national offenders
  • family returns
  • cedars returns

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:


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:


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


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


New Publications on South-South Humanitarianism;Emigration from the UK; Roma; Burma; and International Migration

South-South humanitarianism

South-South humanitarianism

Workshop report: South-South Humanitarianism in contexts of forced displacement.
By Julia Pacitto.

This workshop report offers a thematic discussion of the main issues covered throughout the course of the international workshop on ‘South-South humanitarian responses to forced displacement’ convened by Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford in October 2012, in addition to presenting areas and questions for further research.

The workshop was generously supported by the Oxford Department of International Development and Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Policy Development and Evaluation Service (UNHCR-PDES). Dr. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s broader research project, South-South Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Displacement, is funded by an Oxford University Fell Fund Award (2012-2013).

[Download Full Report]

Emigration from the UK
Home Office Research Report 68, November 2012.
By Rosemary Murray, David Harding, Timothy Angus, Rebecca Gillespie
and Harsimran Arora.

Home Office Research Report 68 presents information from academic research and surveys drawn together to present key aspects of long-term emigration from the United Kingdom. This includes recent outward migration and some trends over the last twenty years, separately for British, European Union (EU) and non-EU citizens.

The report considers where emigrants go, how long for, and their motivations. The evidence suggests emigration is mainly for work, and that key destinations for British citizens are Australia, Spain, the United States, and France.  Reasons and drivers for emigration from the UK appear to vary across citizenship groups. Whilst many factors influence emigration, British and EU citizen emigration appears to be associated with changes in unemployment and exchange rates. This is less apparent for non-EU citizens.

[Download Full Report]

Czech Republic: Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in Czech Republic.
A report by Amnesty International.
[Download Full Report]

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April – September 2012).

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April - September 2012)

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April – September 2012)

Produced by the Network for Human Rights Documentation–Burma.
From the introduction:

Over the period of this report, the political landscape in Burma has undergone noticeable shifts. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, once a political prisoner under house arrest, recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the United States where she received the Congres- sional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honour. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the U.S. Congress touted her cooperation with Burmese President Thein Sein, who visited the United Nations in New York City. The trip, at the urging of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, also resulted in the further easing of sanctions on the Burmese gov- ernment, including an end to the crippling ban on imports.

[Download Full Report]

International Migration Outlook 2012

International Migration Outlook 2012

International Migration Outlook 2012.
Produced by the OECD.

This publication provides an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and two analytical chapters, covering the role of migration in renewing the skills of ageing workforces and the role of Asia in international migration.

[Further Information]


News: Reports on Immigration and the UK Labour Market

Further to my post from yester (RSQ Advance Access Articles and Pub. on Displacement in Pakistan and Legal Aid) which reference the new report form National Institute of Economic and Social Research regarding the links between immigration and unemployment in the UK labour market. , there has been significant discussion in the UK media on this issue.  Especially as a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee of the UKBA seemed to provide contradictory evidence provided by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research report.

Press coverage has included:

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on the Analysis of the Impacts of Migration (10 January 2012)

In May 2011 the Government asked the MAC to ‘research the labour market, social and public service impacts of non-EEA migration; and to advise on the use of such evidence in cost-benefit analysis of migration policy decisions.’
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(Source: Migration Advisory Committee).

Examining the relationship between immigration and unemployment using National Insurance Number registration data.

A new discussion paper published by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.  The abstract for this paper argues that:

 Immigration has been central in recent UK policy debates and has attracted significant concern over its possible adverse effect on labour market outcomes. This paper contributes to the evidence on this issue by presenting initial results on the impact of migration inflows on the claimant count rate using previously unused data on National Insurance Number registrations of foreign nationals. Our results, which appear robust to different specifications, different levels of geographic aggregation, and to a number of tests, seem to confirm the lack of any impact of migration on unemployment in aggregate. We find no association between migrant inflows and claimant unemployment. In addition, we test for whether the impact of migration on claimant unemployment varies according to the state of the economic cycle. We find no evidence of a more adverse during periods of low growth or the recent recession.

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[National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Press Release]
(Source: The Guardian – Migrants do not affect jobless levels, say researchers).