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Migration of UK residents into Hull are highest in a decade - 20/07/17
The population of the city is estimated to be at its highest since 1997.

The Office of National Statistics mid-2016 estimates show Hull’s population to have increased by 1,245 people compared to the mid-2015 estimate, meaning the population of the city stands at 260,240.

It is the second consecutive year that the city has experienced a high level of population growth, and the 2016 figure is the highest since 1997.

Importantly, this year there has been a small but significant increase (3%) in internal inward migration into Hull from other local authorities; to a level that has not been seen for ten years. For the second consecutive year, migration out of Hull to other Local Authorities remains lower (4%) than much of the previous decade.

There has been an increase in births and a decrease in deaths, resulting in a 22 percent increase in “population growth due to natural change.”

Whilst figures show a 22 percent increase in numbers of international migrants leaving the city to countries outside the UK, there has also been a 6 percent increase in those coming into Hull from other countries. The result is a 13 percent decrease in overall international migration to the city.

Hull City Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Brady said:

“These are positive trends which support the ambitions of the City Plan that creating new jobs, building new houses, improving the public realm, and improving educational attainment is creating a city and neighbourhoods where people want to live and work.

“Figures suggest that not only is Hull becoming a city where people are more likely to stay and raise a family, but that Hull is now actively attracting people to it; either for the first time or as a returning resident. The belief in Hull at the moment is fantastic and this can be attributed in part to the confidence being the UK City of Culture has generated and it’s heartening that people are choosing make Hull their home.”

Further analysis will take place to understand the overall implications of population change for future years.

More information can be found on the Hull Data Observatory here.

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