Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (81)

Joan Burton

Ceist:

81. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Taoiseach the current rates of emigration and immigration. [21117/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

Statistics on migration are included in the CSO's annual Population and Migration Estimates release. The principal source of information for the estimation of annual migration flows, incorporating both emigration and immigration, is the Labour Force Survey (LFS), formally the Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS). The latest release was published in August 2017 and the latest annual figures available are for the year to April 2017.

This release shows that an estimated 84,600 persons migrated to Ireland in the year from April 2016 to April 2017 while an estimated 64,800 left Ireland in the same period, with net inward migration of 19,800 persons. In the previous year to April 2016 there were 82,300 inward and 66,200 outward migrants, giving net inward migration of 16,200 persons.