Net migration, Glasgow

Net migration in Glasgow, 2003/04 – 2014/15
Net Migration Glasgow diff places
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Total net migration in Glasgow increased from 2006 onwards as the number of migrants arriving in Glasgow exceeded the number leaving. This was principally due to an increase in overseas migrants. This trend has continued, and after a dip in 2012/13, net migration from overseas into Glasgow has increased strongly in the last two years.

Net migration in Glasgow by age, 2003/04 – 2014/15
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The growth in net migration into Glasgow over the last ten years has been driven by increases in working age migrants coming to Glasgow which have more than compensated for net migration losses out of Glasgow of children and older people. 


Net migration is measured as the number of migrants moving into an area minus the number of migrants leaving an area.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS), formerly the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS), estimates of total migration are mainly based on the International Passenger Survey (IPS) and GP registration information.

For further more detailed statistics on migration go to the NRS site. 

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