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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
Tindal et al. (2014b) Immigration policy and constitutional change: The perspectives on Scottish employer and industry representatives This study is based upon online survey data and interviews with employers and industry representatives. Tindal et al. (2014b) analyse the opinions held by those working in Scotland’s key economic sectors regarding migration policy and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. The study highlights the differences between the Scottish Government’s position on immigration policy and that of the UK (Westminster) government. The authors frame the issues within a ‘future context.’ The findings are therefore relevant regardless of the outcome of the referendum. The authors present the views of business leaders and employers who participated in the study. These respondents highlighted a need for change in immigration policy (echoing the position of the Scottish Government) in order to best serve the needs of Scottish business. Business leaders were particularly in favour of reviewing restrictions on non-EU migrants which – they argued – restricted economic growth. Read More Visit site Free Scotland Independent research