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Information on migration by constituency area and various other factors: FOI release

Published: 5 Nov 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
5 Nov 2018
Information on migration by constituency area and various other factors: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03171  
Date received: 5 October 2018
Date responded: 2 November 2018
 
Information requested
 
How many immigrants has Scotland taken in over the last 10 years by constituency and from which Country are these immigrants from?

What religion are these immigrants?

What are the age and gender of these immigrants?

How many of these immigrants are working within 0-12 months of being in Scotland?

How many immigrants have come over as a family or alone (by age and gender)?

How many immigrants are deported if they do not get a job after 3 months stay (short stay visa)?
 
Response
 
How many immigrants have Scotland taken in over the last 10 years by constituency and from which Country are these immigrants from?

The official source of information on migrants flows is the International Passenger Survey which can be found at the following link: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/migration/migration-statistics/total-migration-to-or-from-scotland

However it is not possible to provide this type of information by Parliamentary Constituency. 
NRS publish stocks of migrants by local authority where migrants are based on self –reported nationality and sourced from the Annual Population Survey. This information is published at the following link:
https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/population/population-estimates/population-by-country-of-birth-and-nationality/jan-dec-17
 
What religion are these immigrants?

Information from the Annual Population Survey 2017 shows that there are an estimated 378,000 non-UK nationals living in Scotland.  The most common religions reported in this survey, in 2017, were:

126,000 Roman Catholic,

106,000 no religion,

66,000 other Christian,

39,000 Muslim

15,000 Hindu

12,000 any other religion

What are the age and gender of these immigrants?

How many of these immigrants are working within 0-12 months of being in Scotland?

Information on age and gender of migrants and employment status is also published by the Scottish Government from the Annual Population Survey and can be found at the link show below
https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Labour-Market/Publications-Topical/NonUKNat

How many immigrants have came over as a family or alone (by age and gender)?

There is no information held on whether migrants arrived as a family or alone.

Information was published on Page 48 of the document showing household composition of UK nationals and EU and non-EU migrant groups 2016.
 
The contribution of EEA citizens to Scotland: response to the Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence annex.
https://beta.gov.scot/publications/contribution-eea-citizens-scotland-scottish-governments-response-migration-advisory-committee/
 
How many immigrants are deported if they do not get a job after 3 months stay (short stay visa)?

This information is not held by the Scottish Government.
 
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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

 
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