Big drop in net migration to Glasgow, new figures show

Net migration figures in Glasgow have fallen, according to new data.
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Figures from the National Records of Scotland show that in 2020-21, net migration in Glasgow fell to just 390 - down from 3260 the year before.

It is also well down on the peak of 2015-16, when Glasgow saw 7960 more people arriving in the city than leaving it.

Net migration in Glasgow has fallen.Net migration in Glasgow has fallen.
Net migration in Glasgow has fallen.
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Glasgow has not seen a negative net migration since the early noughties, when thousands of people were leaving the city each year.

While net migration in Glasgow has fallen, it has risen across Scotland - from 16,900 in 2019-20 to 27,800 in 2020-21.

The other three major Scottish cities - Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee - all saw a negative net migration in 2020-21, while the Highlands, Perth & Kinross, and South Lanarkshire all had big jumps in net migration.

In Glasgow, the biggest drop in net migration was amongst people aged 0 to 15, with 1022 more children leaving than arriving.

There was also a drop in over 65s, with a net migration of -335.

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