Emigration

Home Office written question – answered on 7th July 2017.

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Photo of Sheryll Murray Sheryll Murray Conservative, South East Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people emigrated from the UK in 2016; what the destinations were of those leaving the UK, including how many entered other EU countries; and what assessment her Department has made of those trends in future net migration.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis The Minister for Immigration

Data on long term emigration is produced by the Office for National Statistics. The most recent data, published in May 2017, can be found at:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/bulletins/migrationstatisticsquarterlyreport/may2017

Long term international migration data show that emigration was 339,000 in 2016. The data do not record destination countries.

International Passenger Survey data show that there was a statistically significant increase in the estimated number of non-British citizens going home to live, from 29,000 to 52,000 in 2016. This increase was largely accounted for by EU citizens going home to live, an increase of 21,000 to 43,000.

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