User guide: resettled refugees data dashboard

The Migration Yorkshire resettled refugees dashboard presents an area profile about resettled refugees for each local authority area in Yorkshire and Humber.

It will be updated every quarter when new data is released by the Home Office usually in the last week of February, May, August and November.

Watch this detailed video user guide for more support on how to use the dashboard.

What’s covered in the dashboard?

The data covers those refugees resettled through a government resettlement scheme, covering the:

  • Vulnerable Person's Resettlement Scheme [VPRS] – ran from March 2014 to February 2021.
  • Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme [VCRS] - ran from October 2016 to February 2021.
  • United Kingdom Resettlement Scheme UKRS] - replaced VPRS, VCRS and Gateway Protection Programme in February 2021 and is ongoing.
  • Community Sponsorship Scheme [CSS] - commenced in October 2016, with data available from January 2021 and is ongoing.

In the absence of local level data, national data about the nationality of resettled refugees in the UK has been included to enhance insight.

What's not covered in the dashboard?

The data does not cover those refugees who have received refugee status after a successful asylum claim or those who arrived through the Mandate Resettlement Scheme, Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy [ARAP] or Afghan Citizen's Resettlement Scheme [ACRS].

Further notes on using the data

All Yorkshire and Humber local authorities have participated in refugee resettlement schemes, so 0 counts will mean no resettlements in the latest period.

The number of resettlements to a local authority is dependent upon: numbers arriving in the UK, how many people the local authority has offered to host, and whether the individuals’ needs can be met in that area, such as housing size and adaptation for the family’s physical needs, school places and appropriate medical care.

How do you operate the dashboard?

The dashboard has been designed to be viewed on a laptop or desktop screen and is less compatible on mobile screens.

The dashboard presents differently based on the zoom level of your browser. To see the tabs for all the visualisation included in each section set your browser zoom level between 75% and 90%. If you have difficulty reading the text or seeing the visualisations you can increase the zoom level, however the tabs will disappear and you will have to click the arrows to browse through the visualisations in each section.

We encourage you to view visualisations in full screen mode to ensure the complete text, visualisation and labels are clearly visible. You can do this by clicking the maximise icon [circle with arrows which appears at the top right of the visualisation when you hover over it] and minimise again by clicking the same icon.

Dashboard structure

The dashboard is laid out in a similar structure to other Migration Yorkshire dashboards, with:

  • a panel at the left of the screen including information about the time period the profile covers, a link to the original data source [in case you want to download data separately], what is and isn’t included in the dashboard, some brief instructions, links to detailed video and text user guides and other Migration Yorkshire data and statistics outputs and details about our funder the European Union Asylum Migration and Integration Fund.
  • a header at the top of the screen including three filters which you can use to select the local authority, city region or sub region you want to view.
    • You can only select one area in one filter at a time, the remaining filters need to stay on Yorkshire and Humber - otherwise the dashboard presents ‘no data’ or incorrect data.
    • Data may take some time to load if the dashboard is being used by many people at the same time [a spinning wheel appears in the visualisation]. It will be rare for this to happen, however if it does, you are advised to wait for the data to load or click refresh.
  • The profile for Yorkshire and Humber opens by default [figures in the Yorkshire and Humber profile are a sum or average of local authority figures so these may slightly differ from other regional totals published].

Sections of the dashboard

The main body of this dashboard has three sections.

The top two sections follow the same format. While the top left section provides information about refugees recently resettled in the latest quarter, the top right section provides information about refugees resettled over time since the beginning of each scheme. Click on the tabs at the bottom of the section to see:

  • a breakdown of the schemes through which refugees have been resettled
    • Information and guidance about data and interactivity is provided at the bottom of visualisations when applicable.
    • You can hover over data points in any visualisation to view a data label.
  • a comparison of Yorkshire and Humber local authorities and UK regions/nations broken down by scheme.
    • Consider viewing these visualisations in full screen mode if all local authority or region/nation names are not visible.
  • and a breakdown by nationality.
    • Data for the UK is presented here because data is not available at local level.
    • For these visualisations and others that include nationality data - Stateless, Refugees, British Overseas Citizens, Other and Unknown nationalities are counted as UK. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have been counted with China.
    • You can scroll through the legend to browse data in the visualisation.

The lower section of the dashboard includes:

  • a map illustrating various data sources about resettled refugees on local authority, regional and world maps. We recommend you view this visualisation in full screen mode to see maps and pop-up windows clearly. To interact with the map:
    • click the layers list [top right, third diamond icon] to view different map layers.
    • click the eye icon to switch a layer on or off. We recommend you view only one layer at a time, otherwise the map becomes hard to read with overlapping layers.
    • click the legend list [top right, second bullet list icon] to see how data has been categorised.
    • click any area on the map to view a brief area summary.
    • zoom and drag with your mouse to navigate around the map, use the zoom buttons and click the home button [top right, first house icon] to return to the default Yorkshire and Humber view.
  • tabs providing a timeseries chart of the UKRS, VPRS and VCRS to show the arrival pattern of new resettled refugees over the span of the different schemes.
    • The latest period in the UKRS timeseries is referred to as ‘NOW’, to support automation of the dashboard - the specific dates are referenced in the side panel.
    • A scroll bar is made available at the top of the timeseries allow users to zoom into specific time periods. Click on ‘show all’ to return to the full series.
  • a fifth tab showing the nationality of resettled refugees in the UK focussing on the top 10 nationalities across all the schemes over time and provides a timeseries for each nationality. The scroll bar is included on the top with this visualisation too, so you can focus on specific nationalities.

Unfortunately, there is no functionality to download data from the visualisations; you can refer to the link to the original data source in the side panel if you require this.

You can use the snipping tool or print screen functions on your device to take copies of any visualisation [ensure the time period and what is covered or not covered in the data from the side panel is included to avoid confusion].

There is a lot to take in at first sight. We would encourage you to take time to read or watch the user guides and familiarise yourself with the contents of each section [pay attention to areas selected in the filters, time periods, when data is at local, regional or national level, titles of charts and axes and supporting information at the bottom of the section].

We hope this dashboard is useful for you to learn about resettled refugees, influence policy and strategy and develop evidence-based services.

This is a new method for Migration Yorkshire to share data and statistics. We’d appreciate hearing your feedback and comments, please contact


Page last updated: 24/02/2022 15:57:34

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