Overview of Key Statistics

There is no one source that provides a complete picture of immigration and the number of non-Irish nationals living in Ireland on an up-to-date basis because migrants who are nationals of an EEA country do not have to register when they come to live in Ireland.

The EEA comprises the Member States of the European Union together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Migrants who are not nationals of an EEA country must register with the Garda (Police) National Immigration Bureau when they come to liven in Ireland.

Athough there is no up-to-date register of immigrants entering and leaving the country, a number of different sources of information provide useful data relating to migration:-
      • Census of Population: the Census provides detailed information on migration, different nationalities present in Ireland, languages spoken in Ireland etc. at a particular point in time
      • Personal Public Service (PPS) Registrations
      • Estimates of of Employment and and Labour Force Activity (Quarterly National Household Surveys, Live Register)
      • Central Statistics Office Annual Population and Migration Estimates
      • Employment Permit Statistics

The Integration Centre in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) produced a series of four Annual Monitoring Reports on Integration (for 2010 - 2013). These reports assessed the outcomes of migrants in the areas of employment, education, social inclusion and active citizenship using statistics from sources such as the Central Statistics Office’s Quarterly National Household Survey, the EU-Survey on Income and Living Conditions and the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study. The use of indicators to measure the outcomes of migrants reflects developments at a European level.

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