Net migration, Glasgow

Net migration in Glasgow, 2001/02 - 2017/18
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Total net migration in Glasgow increased from 2006 onwards as the number of new people coming to live in Glasgow exceeded the number of people leaving. This was principally due to an increase in overseas migrants. This trend has continued, despite a dip in the period 2011/12-2014/15. In the past two years net migration from overseas into Glasgow has added over 5,000 people to the population annually. 

Net migration in Glasgow by age, 2001/02 - 2017/18
total net mig  age Glasgow 2001 2018
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The growth in net migration into Glasgow over the last twelve years has been driven by increases in working age migrants coming to Glasgow. In recent years at least 6,000 working age adults have been added to Glasgow's population due to net inward migration.

In contrast, over the majority of the period there have been 
minor net migration losses of children and older people from Glasgow. 


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. The most recent NRS annual report Scotland, Scotland's Population The Registrar General's Annual Review of Demographic Trends 2018, has a chapter devoted to migration trends in Scotland.

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