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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Transforming migration statistics: administrative data at the core Seminar

15:00 - 16:00
5 October 2018
Building 67 Room 1023

Event details

CPC Seminar Series

International migration flows into and out of the country are currently estimated using the International Passenger Survey (IPS). Whilst significant improvements have been made to the IPS in recent years, the landscape and demands for information have shifted and continue to shift. There is now much more interest in the stock of migrants residing in the UK and the impact they have on the economy and society. There are currently sources of data that shed some light on this but these only go so far in meeting the needs of the public, media and policymakers.

This session will start by looking at the recent improvements we have made to our outputs following a greater demand for information by either improving our current publications or providing new statistics and analysis where we can. However, we are limited on the information we can provide from current data sources and have gaps in our existing knowledge. We will then present the collaborative work across the Government Statistical Service to improve migration statistics and explain the approach we are taking to make better use of new and existing data sources. These new data sources currently concentrate on administrative data and this session will share how we have started to explore Home Office administrative data and how this source can be used to help us understand international migration further. We will also describe new and innovative ways of bringing together migration data from across the GSS and challenge our current methods.

About the CPC: Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) is investigating how and why our population is changing and what this means for people, communities and governments. The Centre is a joint partnership between the Universities of Southampton, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde. Our research agenda is planned in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics and the National Records of Scotland.

All future seminars and events will be advertised on the CPC website .

Speaker information

Niomie Warner . to be confirmed

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