As part of its ongoing programme of improving population estimates, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new estimates of international migration into each Local Authority area in England and Wales. The estimates use a new methodology and will be used to help calculate the next set of population projections from the ONS.
The attached graphic presents an overview of international migration into each district in Warwickshire over the past five years. Some key findings include;
- Around 3,200 long term international migrants move into Warwickshire each year (long term means for a year or more).
- The new revised figures increase previous estimates for Warwickshire by around 2,500 people over the past five years.
- Figures are much higher in the south of the county than the north, with around 900-1,000 migrants moving into both Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick Districts each year compared with less than 100 into North Warwickshire Borough and less than 200 into Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough.
- Figures have fallen during the past two years, at least partly explained by the economic downturn. In 2008, around 3,500 international migrants moved into the county. in 2010 the figure was down to 2,800.
- To put these figures in context, around 2,000 migrants leave Warwickshire to live outside the UK each year. Therefore, on average, the county has a net gain of around 1,200 international migrants each year.
- Around one in ten people moving into Warwickshire each year have arrived from outside the UK. On average, around 27,200 people move into the county from elsewhere in the UK.