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Emigration

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the net emigration of people from Northern Ireland over the past 10 years, giving a breakdown by age group.

The information is as follows:

YearTotalUnder 115–4445–6465 and over
1980–816,1001,0494,489269293
1981–829,9001,3277,650710213
1982–835,3001,3603,616191133
1983–844,0008092,893180188
1984–854,5003284,5121+ 1931+ 147
1985–863,6001383,5781+ 521+ 64
1986–875,9009954,893601+ 46

Year

Total

Under 1

15–44

45–64

65 and over

1987–887,9008577,237

1+ 42

1+ 152

1988–896,4008775,726

1+ 57

1+ 146

1989–904,600

1+ 104

5,362

1+ 323

1+ 335

1 Net inflow.

Figures are derived from the mid-year estimates of population which cover the period 1 July in each year to 30 June in the following year.