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UK net migration hit record level in 2022, revised estimate shows


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Published November 23,2023


Net migration to the UK within the 12 months to December 2022 was greater than beforehand thought, hitting a brand new file of 745,000, based on revised estimates from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

However, the determine for the 12 months to June 2023 is estimated to be decrease, at 672,000.

The ONS stated it’s too early to inform if that is the beginning of a brand new downward development however that the newest estimates point out a slowing of immigration coupled with growing emigration.

The earlier estimate for the 12 months to December 2022 had been 606,000, however the ONS has since revised this upwards in mild of “unexpected patterns” within the behaviour of migrants.

Maggie Morgan from the ONS stated: “Our most recent migration statistics are always provisional and supported by assumptions around whether we think people will stay 12 months or more.

“We are responding to modifications in a extremely unstable world and our revisions mirror the surprising patterns arising from that unpredictability. This will proceed to affect our measures of uncertainty.”

The latest figures show that a total of 1.18 million people are estimated to have arrived in the UK in the year to June 2023 while 508,000 are likely to have left – leaving the net migration figure at 672,000.

Most people arriving to the UK in the year ending June 2023 were non-EU nationals (968,000), followed by EU (129,000) and British (84,000), the ONS said.

Study remained the biggest contributor to non-EU immigration in that period, accounting for 39%, largely unchanged compared with the previous period.

The next biggest contributor to non-EU immigration was migrants coming for work – having risen to 33%, from 23% in the year ending June 2022, and largely attributed to people on health and care visas.

Arrivals of people via humanitarian routes have fallen from 19% to 9% over the same period, the ONS said, with most of these made up of Ukrainians and British Nationals (Overseas) arrivals from Hong Kong.

Jay Lindop, from the ONS, said: “Net migration to the UK has been operating at file ranges, pushed by an increase in folks coming for work, growing numbers of scholars and a sequence of world occasions.

“Before the pandemic, migration was relatively stable but patterns and behaviours have been shifting considerably since then.

“More just lately, we’re not solely seeing extra college students arrive, however we will additionally see they’re staying for longer. More dependants of individuals with work and research visas have arrived too, and immigration is now being pushed by non-EU arrivals.

“The latest numbers are higher than 12 months ago but are down slightly on our updated figures for year ending December 2022. It is too early to say if this is the start of a new downward trend.”

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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