Office for National Statistics


Ons Labour Market Figures Show Employment Of Eu-born Workers Grew By Over 200,000 During 2015

As Prime Minister David Cameron works to secure renegotiation of the terms of Britain’s EU membership, new labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics have thrown light on recent shifts in the UK workforce. The most relevant statistic from the perspective of Mr Cameron’s talks in Brussels will be news that the number […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics August 2015

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: “Net migration at one third of a million a year is clearly unsustainable. Nearly half of the inflow is now from the EU, including 50,000 from Romania and Bulgaria as we have long predicted. This underlines the need for […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Ons Net Migration Statistics

Responding to today’s net migration figures, Lord Green of Deddington, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said: The latest figures are appalling. We need to stop and think where this mass immigration is leading. It points to a probable increase of three million in the UK population over the next five years in the face of […]

Full Fact On East European Migration Falls Well Short Of The Mark

This week Full Fact – a fact-checking organisation now regularly heard on the BBC – attempted to check the following claim put to Ed Miliband by Jeremy Paxman during the leaders’ interviews of 26th March 2015: “You were predicting figures of between 5,000 and 13,000 immigrants a year from the expansion of the EU in […]

Comment On Net Migration Figures February 2015

Commenting, Lord Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "These figures will be extremely disappointing for the public. The additional pressure on housing and public services is clearly unmanageable.     Those who never wanted to see net migration brought down will now claim that efforts to reduce numbers should be abandoned. On the contrary, this […]

The Impact Of Immigration On Population Growth

New calculations by Migration Watch UK in a paper published today show that net migration has accounted for about 84% of the UK’s population increase over the past decade.     The official publications of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) state that, on average, 57 per cent of UK population increase since 2001 has been […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The August 2014 Immigration Statistics

Today’s numbers are deeply disappointing with an across the board increase in immigration, a fall in British emigration, and no increase in departures. Net migration at this level is simply not sustainable. It will put huge further strain on our infrastructure, housing and school places. If current levels were allowed to continue, the population would […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On Huge Rise In A8 Employment

Commenting on the figures, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said: "This is the sharpest increase in A8 migration since the boom year of 2007. The fact that it has occurred despite measures to restrict benefits underlines the need for Britain to renegotiate with the EU about the terms of free movement of […]

Migration Watch Uk Comment On The Latest Population Estimates

The UK population grew by 400,000 between mid-2012 and mid-2013, just under half of which is the direct result of net migration. Just over half of the increase was the result of more births than deaths however other statistics show that over a quarter of births in England and Wales were to mothers born overseas. This […]

Migration Watch Uk Press Comment On The Revised Net Migration Statistics Released By The Ons

The ONS has today revised the net migration figures between 2001 and 2011, in light of the undercounting of immigration during that period, discovered as a result of the 2011 Census. Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK said:   “This is final confirmation that net foreign immigration under Labour totalled nearly 4 […]

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