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Developing a migration databank for Migration Yorkshire

Migration Yorkshire collects and disseminates information on the impact of international migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. This information is required both on a regional and local level, and is shared with many partner organisations to enable effective planning and service delivery.


International migration is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional process; there is no single source of data available. Migration Yorkshire experienced difficulty in collating and sharing information with its partners in a consistent, coherent and accessible way.


Edge Analytics developed the Migrant Databank to enable the management and presentation of statistics on migrant populations. The Databank incorporates statistics from a range of sources including the 2011 Census, ONS, DWP, HESA, Pupil Census, GP statistics and the Home Office.

Data is stored and displayed for a time-series extending back to 2004, for geographical areas including the Yorkshire & the Humber region, its local authority districts and the wards that make up these districts. The Databank is refreshed and delivered on a quarterly basis, providing Migration Yorkshire with the most recent evidence on migrant population profiles and distribution from which to plan and target its services.

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