Net migration, Scottish Cities

Net migration in selected Scottish cities, 2003/04 - 2014/15
Net Migration Scot CitiesClick on graph to enlarge

From 2006/07 onwards the number of migrants entering Glasgow exceeded the number leaving. There has been strong net migration into Edinburgh and Aberdeen over the last ten years.  The net migration trend for Dundee has been similar to that for Glasgow.

An important factor in the increase in net migration to Scottish cities has been the influx of residents from the new 'accession' member states to the European Union.


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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