Local migration profiles - frequently asked questions

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 our regional migration databank.

The profiles provide a starting point: people or organisations with access to more localised data, knowledge and research will be able to build on the profiles to give a more detailed and up to date interpretation of trends identified for their area.

Who are the local migration 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.

However, you can download summaries of recent local migration profiles from the statistics pages.

Which places are covered by the local migration profiles?

  • Ten local authority areas in Yorkshire and Humber: Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield and Wakefield.
  • Three 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
    • West Yorkshire
  • Yorkshire and Humber: this profile looks at the whole region, and highlights significant differences between local authority areas.

We no longer produce reports for non asylum dispersal areas.

What is the regional migrant databank?

The regional migrant databank is a database of migration information about Yorkshire and Humber. It brings together 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. This databank was part-funded by a grant to our Integration up North project from the European Integration Fund. We’re responsible for maintaining the databank and we have developed and added to it over time, as resources allow.

How up to date is the information?

We develop the databank to include updated or new datasets as they become available. There is an inevitable time lag between the period that the data covers, when it is published and when we can upload it to our databank.

The local migration 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.

Are similar resources available elsewhere in the UK?

The North West strategic migration partnership also holds a regional migrant databank, and uses it to produce migration information relevant to the North West region.

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 378 9023
Email: pip.tyler@migrationyorkshire.org.uk 

See also

Who are migrants?


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