The Office for National Statistics produce a set of migration indicators, the data from which has been used to present this analysis. Local area migration is important on a number of levels in terms of employment, skills, local services, housing, and has clear variation between rural and urban levels.
All figures are calculated on a per 1,000 resident population basis, and rural/urban averages are provided for comparison purposes.
Long-Term International Migration data include those people defined as moving to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least a year, so that the country of destination effectively becomes his or her new country of usual residence.
Inflow data include those persons arriving or returning from abroad to take up residence in a country for a period of at least 12 months. Outflow data include those persons leaving their country of usual residence to take up residence in another country for a period of at least 12 months.
Short-Term International Inflow data is defined as those people who move to a country other than that of his or her usual residence for a period of at least three months but less than a year (twelve months) except in cases where the movement to that country is for purposes of recreation, holiday, visits to friends and relatives, business, medical treatment or religious pilgrimage.
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