Local migration profiles - frequently asked questions
- What are local migration profiles?
- What is the regional migrant databank?
- Who owns the databank?
- How up to date is the information?
- Which places are covered by the local migration profiles?
- Who are the profiles for?
- Are similar resources available elsewhere in the UK?
- Who can I contact for more information?
- See also
What are local migration profiles?
Local migration profiles [LMPs] are documents that describe the main migration trends and data available for a particular area of Yorkshire and Humber. The profiles are based on information in the regional migration databank.
The profiles provide a starting point: people or organisations with access to more localised data and research will be able to build on the profiles to give a more detailed interpretation of trends identified for their area.
What is the regional migrant databank?
The regional migrant databank is a database of migration information about Yorkshire and Humber. The databank was launched in 2010. It brings together for the first time several different sources of data about migrants, giving us a picture of different migrant groups across the region over time, and providing the content for our local migration profiles.
Who owns the databank?Migration Yorkshire commissioned the databank as a tool to enable us to share the latest migration data with our regional partners in a consistent, coherent and accessible way. We're responsible for maintaining the databank and we aim to develop it over time, as resources allow.
How up to date is the information?
We develop the databank to include new data sources as they become available.
The profiles are as up to date as we can make them. We use a wide range of data sources - depending on the source, the most recent data could be from the previous quarter or the previous year. We produce new local migration profiles at least twice a year.
Which places are covered by the local migration profiles?
- Each local authority area in Yorkshire and Humber.
- Sub regional areas - these profiles look at a sub region as a whole, and compare figures for each of the local authority areas within it. We cover the following sub regional areas:
- Leeds City Region
- South Yorkshire
- The Humber
- York and North Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
- Yorkshire and Humber: this profile looks at the whole region, and highlights significant differences between local authority areas.
Who are the profiles for?
The local migration profiles are intended for organisations in Yorkshire and Humber that need information about migration in the region to help them with planning or delivering services. For example, one statutory organisation used the data for an equality impact assessment, while another project used the information when planning to deliver first aid training to vulnerable groups.
We can’t make the profiles available to all, because some of the data they contain isn’t published publicly – for instance, some of the data on asylum seekers is restricted. So we have to limit access to the profiles to local authorities and other organisations that:
- work closely with us, and
- are represented on our Strategic Migration Group, and
- agree to use the profiles for internal use only.
Summaries of recent local migration profiles are available on the statistics page.
Are similar resources available elsewhere in the UK?
The North West and North East strategic migration partnerships also have a regional migrant databank, and use it to produce migration information relevant to their areas. Other migration partnerships are also considering the resource.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have any questions, or want to obtain copies of any local migration profiles, contact:
Pip Tyler, Policy and Research Manager
Phone: 0113 395 2438
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