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Characteristics of recent and established EEA and non-EEA migrants in Scotland: Analysis of the 2011 Census This publication contains analysis of the 2011 Census data on the characteristics of migrants, i.e. Scottish residents with a country of birth outside the UK. Findings are presented for recent EEA, recent non-EEA, established EEA and established non-EEA migrant groups. EEA countries included EU member countries (excluding the UK) and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The non-EEA category included all other countries of birth, including Croatia which was not a EU member at the time of the 2011 Census. The report further distinguishes those migrants who have arrived in the UK 10 years or longer ago (‘established’) and those migrants who arrived in the 10 years prior to the 2011 Census (‘recent’). The topics covered include origin and length of residence; personal and household characteristics, including language; geographic area and accommodation; education and employment; and health. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Scottish Government document
Martowicz and Roach (2014), Polish Language Learning in Scotland Key Facts and Opportunities According to the 2001 Scottish Census, Polish has become the largest community language in Scotland. It is spoken as the main language of 61,000 speakers (1.2% of the population). According to the 2013 "Growing up in Scotland" report, Polish is being spoken as the only language in 3% of all households and in 31% of those where any other language is spoken in addition to English. Economic links between Poland and Scotland have strengthened significantly within the last 10 years with exports worth an estimated £8bn annually. Polish cultural and creative industries in Scotland are also thriving. In light of these facts it is surprising that the the Polish language remains completely unrecognised as a resource in Scotland and no provision has been made for it within the Scottish school system. The present report calls for urgent steps to rectify this situation. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Research Report