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Written Answers - Irish Communities Abroad

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 81.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy Information on Joanna Tuffy Zoom on Joanna Tuffy  asked the Taoiseach Information on Enda Kenny Zoom on Enda Kenny  the position regarding the numbers of emigrants to Britain from Ireland from 1987 to date in 2012, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16400/12]

Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Deputy Paul Kehoe): Information on Paul Kehoe Zoom on Paul Kehoe The accompanying table provides the most recent estimates of the number of emigrants to the UK from the Republic of Ireland for the 12 month period ending mid April for the years 1987 to 2011. The data was taken from the CSO’s annual Population and Migration Estimates release. The annual estimates for 2007 to 2011 are subject to revision when the more detailed results from the 2011 Census of Population become available. The revised figures will be published in September along with the estimates for the year to April 2012.

Estimated number of emigrants (000’s) to the UK, 1987-20111

Year ending April Persons
1987 21.8
1988 40.2
1989 48.4
1990 35.8
1991 23.0
1992 16.9
1993 16.4
1994 14.8
1995 13.3
1996 14.1
1997 11.6
1998 11.8
1999 11.2
2000 7.2
2001 7.8
2002 7.4
2003 8.6
2004 7.1
2005 7.9
2006 8.8
2007 10.1
2008 7.0
2009 11.9
2010 14.4
2011 18.9

12007-2011 are preliminary.


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