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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. Scroll down to learn more about this guide, or click on the button ‘Population Trends’ (located in the panel to the right on desktop and laptop and towards the bottom of the page on mobile and tablet) to get started right away.

Desktop and laptop: 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. Bring up information by using the search bar, located in the upper left corner of every chart, or by clicking on chart elements. 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, through links and embed codes.

Mobile and tablet: As you scroll down, explanations and text will appear in one column. Bring up information by using the search bar, located in the upper left corner of every chart, or by tapping on chart elements.

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, you 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.

This site works best on the following browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported.

This data guide was produced with the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Trust for London and Research England’s Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) QR allocation.

The Migration Observatory Local Data Guide