The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics (ONS), I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking Her Majesty’s Government how many British citizens are resident in each European Union country; and how many citizens of each of those countries have immigrated to the United Kingdom. [HL3428]
ONS does not collect information regarding British citizens resident in other EU countries. However, Eurostat publishes figures on population by citizenship for EU countries, which are available at: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/population/data/database
Table 1 shows population estimates of UK citizens for each EU country based on its 2011 Census results. These are not ONS estimates.
ONS collects data on country of birth and nationality from the Annual Population Survey (APS). The APS is the Labour Force Survey (LFS) plus various sample boosts. It is a household survey and so does not include people living in most types of communal establishment.
Table 2 shows estimates of the number of EU nationals resident in the UK, for the latest period for which data is available which is January to December 2013. Estimates are shown in the table alongside their margin of error. This refers to the 95 per cent confidence interval and is a measure of the uncertainty associated with making inferences from a sample survey.
2014 estimates will be published in August 2015.
|Table 1: Estimated population of UK citizens resident in each EU country, Census 2011.|
|Republic of Ireland||112,090|
: These are not ONS estimates.
Estimates are based on the census results for each country, reference dates vary between countries, ranging from 31/12/2010 (Finland) to 31/12/2011 (Sweden).
|Table 2: Estimated population resident in the United Kingdom by nationality, January 2013 to December 2013|
|Figures in thousands|
|Republic of Ireland||329||25|
: Annual Population Survey (APS), ONS