Migration in Leeds

Our ambition for Leeds is to be a welcoming and compassionate city with a strong economy. We recognise migrant communities are valuable contributors to the city’s economy, culture and diversity and Leeds aspires to ensure they are welcomed and supported. With this ambition in mind Leeds City Council has been working in partnership with statutory, third sector and community groups to strengthen the citywide approach to new and existing communities in Leeds. This has led to the development of a ‘Strategic, Co-ordinated and Inclusive Approach to Migration in Leeds’. Our vision is that:

‘Leeds is a welcoming, supportive and compassionate city for new and existing communities, a place where they feel safe and connected; their contributions are valued and celebrated; and individuals, families and communities can reach their full potential’.

The following resources use data from the DWP on National Insurance Number Applications by Overseas Nationals and Census 2011 to provide intelligence and insight into migration trends at local levels in Leeds.

The Migration in Leeds 2018 Storymap takes users through a presentation of inward migration patterns in Leeds since 2002/03. The storymap explores flows of applications, where migrants are coming from and where they settle in Leeds.

The Migration in Leeds 2018 Webmap is an interactive map that allows users to explore data about recent and settled migration communities alongside other contextual layers and service provision in Leeds.
The map will be updated annually.

The Migration in Leeds 2018 Spreadsheet organises National Insurance Number Applications by Overseas Nationals and Census 2011 data by MSOA and Local Authority for users to extract and analyse independently.

These resources have been created by Qamran Hussain (Senior Data Analyst, Qamran.Hussain@leeds.gov.uk)  in partnership with Samantha Powell (Leeds Migration Support Coordinator, Samantha.Powell@leeds.gov.uk)