EU immigration to the UK has been bigger than we thought
Official estimates of migration to and from the UK have been wrong for several years, and have lost their quality mark as a result.
EU immigration to the UK
How many EU immigrants come to the UK, how many leave, and what effect has Brexit had?
Has there been a ‘Brexodus’ of EU citizens since the referendum?
What's happened to immigration, EU workers and the population since the Brexit referendum?
Is 82% of population growth driven by migration?
Including children born to immigrants, this seems broadly correct for the period 2001-2016, although 82% is too precise an estimate.
One born every minute? How many migrants arrive in the UK and how many children do they have?
About 775,000 children were born in the UK in 2016, 210,000 to non-UK born mothers. Net migration was at around 245,000 in the year to September 2017.
What was known about Windrush in 2014?
In 2014, a report included stories of individuals of the Windrush generation facing difficulties proving their immigration status. We don’t know whether Theresa May saw the report first-hand, though the Home Office was made aware of the findings.
The net migration target was never likely to have been met
Governments since 2010 have set a target to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands, and this target has never been met.
How many non-EU students are staying in the UK illegally?
The vast majority of students here on a visa seem to be returning home, according to new data from the Home Office.
How many international students leave after studying in the UK?
There aren’t official figures to prove how many international students return home after their studies, and the available evidence which might give an indication is contradictory.
Election 2017: what the parties haven’t told voters
Full Fact factchecks what the parties do say. Often what they haven't said matters even more.
Why do immigrants come to the UK?
This briefing looks at levels of migration to the UK, how the UK compares to other EU countries, and evidence on what factors drive immigration to the UK.
What’s happened to migration since 2010?
The Conservative manifesto restated the government's commitment to get net migration down to the tens of thousands. But what's been happening to net migration in recent years?
Conservative Manifesto: Immigration trends
We've factchecked claims from Theresa May's speech at the Conservative party manifesto launch.
The net migration target and the 2017 election
Since 2010, the centrepiece of UK migration policy has been the net migration target, which aims to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands.
Too soon to say if EU referendum has led to genuine falls in immigration
You need to tread carefully when drawing conclusions about today's headlines.
Net migration equals a city the size of Cardiff
Net migration in the UK was 327,000 in the year to March, roughly a city the size of Cardiff or Wakefield. It’s not at this level every year, but has been since 2015.
Net migration: still at record high and trend flat
Net migration estimates show a continuation of recent trends, with the change over last year almost five times smaller than the margin for error.
The government's immigration target: does EU immigration matter?
The Prime Minister claims that EU and British net migration was in balance as recently as 2008, but the figures themselves can't prove this.
EU immigration to the UK: what the National Insurance numbers reveal
A new analysis by statisticians tries to explain the gap between our immigration estimates and NI numbers issued to EU nationals.
Can we trust our immigration figures?
We issue many more NI numbers to nationals from the rest of the EU than the number of EU nationals estimated to be immigrating here. We don't yet know why.
Would net migration fall by 100,000 if the UK left the EU?
There’s no way to know whether net migration would fall by 100,000 if the UK leaves the EU.
Why don't we know how many migrants are entering and leaving the UK?
Net migration last year was estimated at 298,000. We looked at why we don't know exactly how many migrants are entering and leaving the UK.
Net migration was bigger than we thought
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