Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, August 2013 | 29 August 2013Office for National Statistics | 2
Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, August 2013
•Latest provisional data show that there was a net flow of 176,000 Long-Term migrants to theUK in the year ending December 2012. This is lower than the estimate of 215,000 in the year toDecember 2011, but it is not a statistically significant fall.•497,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending December 2012, which is a statisticallysignificant decline from the 566,000 who immigrated during the previous year. This decrease hascaused the fall in net migration.•321,000 emigrants left the UK in the year ending December 2012, which is a statisticallysignificant decrease from the 351,000 who emigrated during the previous year.•Net migration has increased in the year ending December 2012 when compared to the yearending September 2012, when it stood at 153,000. This increase suggests the decline seen innet migration on a rolling quarterly basis since the year ending June 2011 has not continued.•Immigration of New Commonwealth citizens decreased significantly from 151,000 in the yearending December 2011 to 97,000 in the year ending December 2012.•180,000 immigrants arrived in the UK for formal study in the year ending December 2012; this issimilar to the 179,000 immigrants who arrived in the UK for work related reasons.•181,000 people migrated away from the UK for work related reasons in the year endingDecember 2012, a statistically significant decrease compared to 201,000 people who emigratedfor this reason the year previously.•The number of visas issued, excluding visitor and transit visas, was 501,840 in the year endingJune 2013, 4% lower than the previous year (520,073). However, this was slightly up on the yearending March 2013 (499,641).•In the year ending June 2013, there were 204,469 study visas issued (excluding student visitors),a fall of 5% compared with the previous year.•Sponsored study visas applications fell 2% in the year ending June 2013. This change was notuniform, with a 4% increase for the university sector and falls of 25%, 16% and 3%, respectively,for further education, English language schools and independent schools.•562,000 National Insurance numbers (NINos) were allocated to non-UK nationals in the year toMarch 2013, a decrease of 6% on the year to March 2012
Welcome to the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The MSQR series brings togetherstatistics on migration that are published quarterly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and theHome Office and annually by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).