National statistics

Immigration Statistics, year ending December 2018

Quarterly and annual statistics relating to those: coming to the UK; extending their stay (temporarily or permanently); gaining citizenship; applying for asylum; and being detained or removed, as well as immigration for work, study and family reasons.



Immigration statistics, year ending December 2018: data tables.

This release presents immigration statistics from Home Office administrative sources, covering the period up to the end of December 2018. It includes data on the topics of:

  • work
  • study
  • family
  • passenger arrivals and visitors
  • asylum
  • extensions of stay
  • settlement
  • citizenship
  • detention
  • returns

Further information

User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics
Policy and legislative changes affecting migration to the UK: timeline
Developments in migration statistics

A range of key input and impact indicators are currently published by the Home Office on the Migration transparency data webpage.

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Published 28 February 2019