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Portuguese emigration to the United Kingdom decreases by 41% in 2022
Inês Vidigal
There were 7,941 Portuguese who entered the United Kingdom in 2022, according to data from the Department for Work and Pensions. That British agency accounted for a total of 1,055,283 foreigners in the United Kingdom, with the Portuguese representing 0.8% of that total. +

Compared to the same period in 2021, the number of Portuguese who entered the UK decreased by 41%, from de 13,551 in 2021, to 7,941, in 2022. The total number of migrant entries into the UK reached a record high for the period under analysis (1,055,283 entries in 2022). This increase in the total number of entries and the decrease in Portuguese entries, meant a decrease in the representation of Portuguese nationals on British territory, only in 2001 was there a lower figure. This fall is likely to be associated with the new immigration rules for the United Kingdom post-Brexit.






Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2023), “Portuguese emigration to the United Kingdom decreases by 41% in 2022”, Observatório da Emigração

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