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Empire Settlement (Statistics)

Volume 320: debated on Monday 22 February 1937

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asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs what numbers of emigrants from this country were admitted into each self-governing Dominion, respectively, during 1936, to the latest convenient date; and the numbers of returning emigrants from the same during the like period?

The numbers of British subjects who were recorded in the passenger lists furnished to the Board of Trade as leaving permanent residence (by which is understood residence for a year or more) in the United Kingdom to take up permanent residence in the under-mentioned Dominions in the calendar year 1936, and the numbers of such persons who were recorded as leaving permanent residence in those countries to take up permanent residence in the United Kingdom in the same period are as follow:

Emigrants from the United Kingdom (British subjects only).Immigrants into the United Kingdom (British subjects only).
British North America.2,28110,107
New Zealand1,4621,966
South Africa (Union, Southern Rhodesia, etc.).5,0103,594
Total 12 months, 1936.12,84921,029