In graphics: Migration to Britain
British migration

EU migration

Old Commonwealth

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Other nations

British migration
British people are immigrants too – immigrants when they emigrate from the UK to live elsewhere. The latest figures show that a record 207,000 British citizens left the country in 2004 to live somewhere else for at least a year. What we don’t know is exactly how many of those will come back – and how many were originally migrants to the UK.