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Release: 2011 Census, Detailed UK Migration statistics.

Released: 28 January 2015


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2011 Census

Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444972

Categories: Population, Migration, Migration within the UK

Frequency of release: Decennial

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Ward and Electoral District

Survey name(s): Census

In this release

The Detailed UK Migration Statistics are a release from the 2011 Census providing information on migration into and within the UK.

The 13 tables, produced at both the person and household level, show key characteristics for the population in an area and migrants moving into or out of the area.

The data are available to download from the NOMIS website.

For any further information on these tables please contact Census Customer Services.

UK Migration and other migration statistics for the 2011 Census

In addition to this product, other migration statistics from the 2011 Census have also been published. These are the suite of Origin and Destination tables, which record flows of migrants (as well as commuting and student flows) between two separate geographies.

Because the Origin and Destination statistics contain precise information on both sets of geographies, they contain less attribute detail about the migrants or are not available publically. See the Origin and Destination website for more details on these tables and how to get access.

Migration statistics for the UK

For this product, the Office for National Statistics has worked closely with its partners, the National Records of Scotland and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, to produce statistics covering the UK.


These tables have been built at the lowest level of geography possible (as well as aggregating up to higher geographies), whilst ensuring that all personal data and information is protected. For most tables, this means they are available at Middle Layer Super Output Area (MSOA) and Ward level, though some are available at local authority level. One table, with less attribute detail, is at Output Area (OA) level.

More information about geographies used are available from ONS Geography.

Further information

Further information about the census estimates, including details about the methodology used and information about how other population sub-groups are counted and defined, is available in the 2011 Census user guide.

Further information on the fitness for purpose of the statistics in this release can be found in the Quality and Methodology Information paper.

These National Statistics are produced to high professional standards and released according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

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