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Emigration

Volume 32: debated on Thursday 25 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the net migration rate from Wales to other parts of the United Kingdom for each year since 1979.

Migration within the United Kingdom is estimated from a variety of sources and these estimates can of course be taken only as a very rough guide to the true position. With these reservations in mind, the following table contains the latest information relevant to the question:

PeriodNet Migration Rate*
1978–79+2·0
1979–80+1·8
1980–81+0·6

* Rate per 1,000 population. A positive sign denotes net inward migration; a negative sign denotes net outward migration.