Net migration figures in the United Kingdom 1980-2019

This statistic displays the inflow, outflow and net migration figures for the United Kingdom from 1980 to 2019. Net migration peaked in 2015 at 343 thousand, when the number of migrants coming into the country was estimated to have been 679 thousand, compared with 336 thousand leaving. In the most recent year of 2019, there were estimated to have been 385 thousand people emigrating from Britain and 612 thousand immigrating to the country, resulting in a net migration figure of 226 thousand.

Net migration figures of the United Kingdom from 1980 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1980 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Provisional estimates

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