• The Migration Observatory

    A short history of our inception, development and achievements.
  • Migration in Scotland

    What is Scottish public opinion toward migration?
  • Census 2011 project

    What does the the latest census data tell us about migrants in Britain?
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  • Migration in the Media

    How is immigration portrayed in the British press?
  • Britain's '70 Million' Debate

    Key numbers, issues and trade-offs associated with the UK's debate over a 70 million population limit
  • Thinking behind the numbers

    Understanding Public Opinion on Immigration in Britain
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  • Top ten report

    The top ten problems with information about migration in the UK

    The Migration Observatory is a project of Oxford University's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS).
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News and commentary

Who counts as a migrant in Scotland?

2nd April

In the Migration Observatory’s recent analysis of public opinion about immigration in Scotland, one intriguing finding was that about one person in ten in Scotland said that when...

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Data and resources

Policy primers