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Newcomers briefings

News item 03 September 2019:

Today we’re releasing a new and expanded set of annual newcomer briefings and infographics for each council area of Yorkshire and Humber.

It’s the first time you can download a regional ‘Yorkshire and Humber’ version as well as subregional versions [covering North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Leeds City Region, and the Humber].

The briefing for Yorkshire and Humber gives the overall picture of what we know about new arrivals who came to the region last year. Did you know newcomers came from 133 different countries? Contrary to many perceptions, immigration levels fell across the region and in almost every local area. Of those who made the journey, there were slightly more males than females, they reflect a younger age group, and EU arrivals outnumbered the non-EU group. Romania is still the top country of origin followed by Poland, but both had fewer arrivals than last year.

Each part of Yorkshire and Humber has its own story within this overall picture. For example:

  • Highest numbers of arrivals in the region were to Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Hull and Doncaster.
  • Romania and Poland aren’t always the top nationality for newcomers. Italy is unexpectedly a significant country of origin for many newcomers – and is the top nationality arriving in York. India is the only country rising in the ranks for the top 10 arrivals for Yorkshire and Humber overall. Pakistan is the top country for Bradford and Kirklees.
  • Females outnumber male arrivals in York, Craven, Richmondshire and Kirklees
  • The non-EU group is larger than the EU group in Calderdale, Richmondshire, Kirklees, Sheffield and Bradford
  • The EU group is particularly dominant in some places; 90% of new arrivals in N Lincolnshire, Selby and Ryedale are from the EU.

What does this all mean for people who are interested in migration? People use these documents in different ways – to plan services that take account of trends in the data, to share with colleagues as an introduction to understanding migration and recent change, or as evidence in a funding bid. The latest data also provides some challenges for us to think through: will the places with high proportions of EU arrivals experience significant changes after Brexit? Will that change be apparent immediately or delayed? And why is Italy becoming one of the top countries of origin for newcomers in the region?

Take a look at the newcomers briefings page to find out more! 






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