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Local data on migrants in the UK: what’s in this guide, and how to use it

This guide has been developed to help people to answer key questions about migrants in local areas around the UK: How many migrants are there in different local areas? How is this changing over time? What do we know about the integration of migrants at the local level?

There are many sources of migration data at the local level. This guide brings together some of the most useful of them and presents the information in a user-friendly way. As you scroll down, explanations and text will appear in this left-hand panel and interactive visualisations of the data will pop-up in the panel to the right. If you need to explore the data in more detail, you can download tables in .csv or .xls files. You can also download the charts as images to use in presentations or share in other ways.

Different data sources are useful for different purposes. Each measure different aspects of migration, and some are more reliable than others. This guide explains when and how to use different local data sources, what information is available and what is not, and the limitations of and gaps in the current data.

In some cases, the reader can access customised statistics directly from the guide and in others we link to the
original source where the data can be explored in more detail.

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This data guide was produced with the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Trust for London.

The Migration Observatory Local Data Guide