DATA: Most migrants come to the UK to work or study
A 2012 International Passenger Survey (IPS) conducted by the Office of National Statistics found the given reasons to why people migrate to the UK.
Figure 1: 2012 inflow of those coming to the UK for a given purpose (EU nationals excluding British)
Figure 2: 2012 inflow of those coming to the UK for a given purpose (Non-EU nationals)
The two charts show the inflow of those migrating to the UK in 2012, and their given purpose.
Figure 1 shows a greater emphasis of EU nationals (excluding British) arriving in the UK for work purposes, whilst figure 2 is heavier for Non-EU nationals migrating to study in the UK.
Figure 3: 2012 inflow of those coming to UK for a given purpose (all nationalities)
Figure 3 shows the inflow of all nationalities coming to the UK for a given purpose. This shows that work and study are equally weighted reasons for people migrating to the UK.
Posted on 17 February 2014, in Data, immigration and tagged data, EU nationals, family, figures, immigration, nationalities, Non-EU nationals, reasons, study, work. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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