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5 key stats about immigration to the UK

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Latest data by the Office for National Statistics

Immigration to the UK has hit a record level with 650,000 migrants coming to live in Blighty in the year to June.

Nicola White, head of international migration statistics at the ONS, said that the impact of the EU referendum on long-term international migration remains to be seen.

She said: “There does not however appear to have been any significant impact during the run-up to the vote.”

Take a look at these five stats about immigration:

  1. Net migration remained at a near-record high at 335,000. It was the second highest figure on record – just behind the 336,000 for the 12 months to June 2015.
  2. Net migration from the EU was the highest figure on record with the number standing at 189,000.
  3. There was also a record number of EU citizens – 284,000 – who migrated to the UK.
  4. In total 311,000 people came to live in the UK for work-related reasons.
  5. The number of people who were “looking for work” stood at 130,000 compared to 107,000 last year.


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