Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Scottish Census migration data released as part of European Commission Census Regulation Stats

Census statistics appeared today on Eurostat census hub. This draws census statistics together statistics in a common format, and releases them down to NUTS3 regions.


There is also a release on the ONS website which includes 12 reference tables


This release includes a table of migration (based on change of address since year prior to Census).  The following charts illustrate some of the patterns in this data for Scotland.

The areas where the highest percentage of residents have changed address include the cities of Edinburgh, Glsgow, and Aberdeen City - all areas with universities which attract migrants.

There is a very distinctive pattern of migration which results in a high percentage of people to have changed address for age groups 20-24 and 25-29 years.  There is also a high rate for children before school age.  Illustrated in chart below.  

The effect of student migration can be seen by comparing the levels of change of residence between areas with different numbers of students. Edinburgh with  Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire

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