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Immigration

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of migration (a) into and (b) out of Britain by (i) British citizens, (ii) non-British EU citizens and (iii) non-EU citizens in each age cohort was in each of the last 10 years. (196652)

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 recent Parliamentary Question asking what the level of migration (a) into and (b) out of Britain by (i) British citizens (ii) non-British EU citizens and (iii) non-EU citizens was in each age cohort in each of the last 10 years. I am replying in her absence. (196652)

The most recent figures on levels of migration by citizenship and age are for 2006. Figures in the attached table are for the ten years 1997 to 2006 and are based on data from the International Passenger Survey (IPS).

The IPS has been used to provide information requested by citizenship and age because detailed cross tabulations such as these are not available using Total International Migration (TIM), the most comprehensive measure of long-term international migration into and out of the UK. This is due to the nature of the different data sources used to compile TIM estimates.

International migration, estimates from International Passenger Survey: time series, 1997 to 2006, citizenship by age, Great Britain

Thousand

Estimate

Direction

Age

All citizenships

British

Non-British

European Union1

Non-European Union

Inflow

1997

All ages

270

89

181

62

119

Under 15

38

17

21

6

15

15-24

111

19

92

40

52

25-44

99

40

60

15

45

45-59/64

17

10

7

1

5

60/65 and over

5

3

2

1

2

1998

All ages

317

103

214

70

144

Under 15

32

13

19

6

12

15-24

110

23

87

28

59

25-44

155

54

101

34

67

45-59/64

14

7

7

1

6

60/65 and over

6

6

2

2

2

1999

All ages

351

112

239

59

180

Under 15

32

15

17

3

14

15-24

125

21

104

27

77

25-44

171

61

109

28

81

45-59/64

18

11

7

2

7

60/65 and over

5

4

1

2

1

2000

All ages

355

99

256

58

199

Under 15

25

7

18

1

16

15-24

124

25

99

27

72

25-44

176

48

128

28

100

45-59/64

26

16

10

1

9

60/65 and over

5

4

2

2

2

2001

All ages

368

106

262

53

208

Under 15

32

12

20

2

18

15-24

122

19

102

25

78

25-44

183

59

125

24

101

45-59/64

25

11

14

3

11

60/65 and over

6

5

2

2

2

2002

All ages

382

97

285

55

229

Under 15

26

10

16

2

14

15-24

136

30

105

17

89

25-44

192

44

148

34

114

45-59/64

19

7

12

2

10

60/65 and over

9

6

3

2

3

2003

All ages

423

97

326

61

265

Under 15

32

8

24

4

20

15-24

173

20

154

36

117

25-44

179

46

134

20

114

45-59/64

31

18

13

1

12

60/65 and over

8

5

3

2

3

2004

All ages

515

84

431

105

326

Under 15

31

12

19

3

16

15-24

195

15

180

42

138

25-44

248

40

209

54

154

45-59/64

30

12

18

6

12

60/65 and over

11

5

6

2

6

2005

All ages

491

90

401

118

283

Under 15

20

6

15

1

14

15-24

195

21

174

49

125

25-44

244

45

199

67

132

45-59/64

27

13

13

2

11

60/65 and over

5

5

1

2

1

2006

All ages

521

76

445

132

313

Under 15

41

18

22

5

17

15-24

191

11

180

51

129

25-44

254

34

220

68

152

45-59/64

30

9

21

7

14

60/65 and over

5

4

1

2

1

Outflow

1997

All ages

229

133

96

31

65

Under 15

24

15

9

2

7

15-24

68

35

33

12

21

25-44

115

68

48

15

32

45-59/64

16

10

6

2

4

60/65 and over

6

5

1

2

1

1998

All ages

202

112

90

26

65

Under 15

20

12

8

1

7

15-24

53

20

33

11

22

25-44

106

63

43

13

30

45-59/64

17

10

6

1

6

60/65 and over

6

6

2

2

2

1999

All ages

243

113

130

47

83

Under 15

23

13

10

1

10

15-24

66

24

42

15

27

25-44

125

57

68

27

41

45-59/64

23

16

7

2

5

60/65 and over

6

4

2

1

1

2000

All ages

274

138

136

46

91

Under 15

22

15

7

2

7

15-24

65

25

40

16

24

25-44

155

71

83

28

55

45-59/64

28

22

6

2

5

60/65 and over

4

4

2

2

2

2001

All ages

248

131

117

40

77

Under 15

22

14

7

2

6

15-24

58

24

34

15

19

25-44

128

59

70

22

48

45-59/64

32

27

5

1

3

60/65 and over

7

6

1

2

1

2002

All ages

304

163

141

42

99

Under 15

20

14

6

1

5

15-24

74

33

41

14

27

25-44

160

77

83

24

59

45-59/64

41

31

10

4

6

60/65 and over

9

7

1

2

1

2003

All ages

309

166

143

41

101

Under 15

29

18

11

3

8

15-24

67

26

41

11

30

25-44

164

79

84

27

57

45-59/64

41

35

5

2

5

60/65 and over

8

7

1

2

1

2004

All ages

308

182

126

34

92

Under 15

24

16

8

1

6

15-24

69

29

40

13

27

25-44

156

82

73

19

55

45-59/64

49

46

3

2

3

60/65 and over

11

9

2

1

1

2005

All ages

327

173

154

47

107

Under 15

24

20

4

2

4

15-24

72

22

50

18

32

25-44

174

90

85

25

60

45-59/64

36

25

11

1

10

60/65 and over

20

16

4

3

2

2006

All ages

368

196

172

59

113

Under 15

26

18

8

2

6

15-24

77

25

52

22

30

25-44

199

98

101

34

67

45-59/64

40

32

8

2

8

60/65 and over

25

22

2

2

2

1 Up to and including 2003, estimates are shown for the EU15 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, the Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden). From 2004 onwards, the estimates are for the EU25 (EU15 plus the 10 countries of Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia). These countries are included in the definition for the whole of 2004. These data have been revised following changes to the TIM methodology. Therefore they may not agree with estimates that have been published previously.

2 No data (or less than half the final digit shown).