HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc138-9W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the net emigration from Dundee in each year since 1970; and what percentage of the total number was in the age group 16 to 35 years.

Mr. Fairgrieve

There are no data available from which to make firm estimates of annual migration flows at district level, but it is possible to derive from the Registrar General's annual estimates of population some indication of the estimated net migration and the figures are given in the table below. Because the figure for any individual year may include revisions relating to earlier years, the year-to-year variations are not significant, but the figures taken together give a general indication of the migration flow. No information for 1970–71 is available because the population estimates for that year were based directly on the 1971 census; estimates for 1979 are in course of preparation. Analysis by age is not generally available, but estimates made in 1975–76 and 1976–77 indicate that, respectively, 71 per cent. and 92 per cent. of the total numbers fell into the 16 to 35 ace group.

Estimated Net Migration, Dundee City District
(years to 30 June)
1971–72 -1,100
1972–73 -1,200
1973–74 +400
1974–75 -1,200
1975–76 -300
1976–77 -400
1977–78 -1,100