November 28, 2019
Net migration was 212,000 in the year to June 2019. Total immigration was 609,000 and total emigration was 397,000. Non-EU net migration is at 229,000 and has been steadily rising since 2013 - 344,000 people arrived while 115,000 left. EU net has fallen by 167,000 since 2015 - 199,000 people arrived and 151,000 left.
Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
It is hardly surprising that there was a fall in EU net migration given the Brexit uncertainties and parliamentary shenanigans of the past year, not to mention the usual net outflow of British citizens. In fact, non-EU net migration has continued the upward trend of the past six years. Immigration on this scale still means one person arriving every minute and the UK growing by a million every three to four years over the next decade. No wonder 30 million UK adults want tighter controls.