Immigration from the European Union to the United Kingdom is at its lowest point since 2013, according to annual figures from the British statistics agency ONS, which ran until March of this year. Despite the lower number, more Europeans are still moving to the UK than the other way around.
A total of two hundred thousand inhabitants moved from the European mainland to the British island, while 141,000 British took the opposite route. So net 59,000 Europeans were added to the UK.
The immigration figures to the UK from the EU have fallen since the 2016 Brexit referendum. At the same time, emigration from the UK to mainland Europe has been increasing since the referendum.
The statistics office in particular sees a decline in the number of Central and Eastern Europeans in the country. In a year, the number of people with this background fell below the line by 7,000.
A total of 226,000 people moved to the UK between March 2018 and March 2019, the lowest point since 2013. Net immigration from non-EU countries continued to grow steadily, since 2013 these figures have been on the rise.