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Emigration

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people emigrated from (a) the UK and (b) Merseyside between 2001 and 2007. (196924)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated 31 March 2008:

The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your question about how many people emigrated from (a) the UK and (b) Merseyside between 2001 and 2007. I am replying in her absence. (196924)

The latest available estimates of Total International Migration (TIM) are for the calendar year 2006. In the six-year period, 2001 to 2006, emigration of UK residents from the UK for at least a year is estimated to have totalled 2,127,000.

TIM estimates are not available on this basis for geographical areas below the level of Government Office Region. However figures on international migration, used to calculate the annual mid-year population estimates, are available for local areas. These cover the period from one mid-year to the next. Between mid-2001 and mid-2006, emigration of UK residents from Merseyside for at least a year is estimated to have totalled 30,000 (compared to 1,768,000 from the UK as whole in this five-year period).