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The Office for National Statistics have published their latest round of the main migration statistics, including long-term international migration estimates from the International Passenger Survey, allocations of National Insurance Numbers to overseas individuals and Home Office visa data .
Published on 26th May 2016, net long-term international migration stands at 333,000 people, to the year-ending December 2015. This represents a statistically insignificant increase of 20,000. Net migration is equal to the amount of immigration (people arriving), less the amount of emigration (people leaving).
Over 300,000 of those people incoming did so for work-related reasons. Formal study was the second most popular category, with year-end estimates lying between 150,000 and 200,000 people for the last four quarters.
The estimate for immigration for citizens of the European Union was 270,000, which was lower than the estimate for non-EU citizens, of 277,000.
The report also shows estimates from various groups of countries for work-related reasons, for those either seeking work and have a definite position.
 ONS, 2016. Migration Statistics Quarterly Report: May 2016. Available from: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/bulletins/migrationstatisticsquarterlyreport/may2016 [Accessed: 28th May 2016]