Net migration falls again, five key statistics

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Today the ONS published it’s latest Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, for the year ending June 2017. Here are five statistics to take away from today’s statistical release:

1. Net migration to the UK over the past 12 months has fallen by 106,000 since June 2016 to 230,000. This means in the YE June 2017, there was a decrease in immigration of 80,000 increase of 26,000 in emigration.
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2. EU international migration accounts for over three-quarters of the net migration change. Of the 106,000 fall, 82,000 were EU citizens; 29,000 EU15 citizens, 34,000 EU8 and 21,000 EU2.
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3. International Passenger Survey (IPS) data show that the decrease in people arriving looking for work is accounted for by EU citizens, down 47,000 to 35,000 (statistically significant).

4. Long-Term International Migration (LTIM) estimates show that immigration for study (141,000) was the second most common reason for migration in year ending (YE) June 2017.

5. 36% of EU citizens emigrated from the UK to go back home to live.
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