European migrants to Scotland have made a more positive fiscal contribution than non-EU migrants and people born in the UK, according to a new study for the Scottish Government. It finds that migrants are, on average, younger than the general Scottish population and economically active and healthy, with many sectors of the Scottish economy reliant on migrant labour, particularly the NHS. Europeans are also less likely to claim out-of-work benefits than people born in the UK. Also available:
- Characteristics of migrants in Scotland: Analysis of the 2011 Census An extended version of a report published in March 2015
- EU nationals living in Scotland: Scottish Parliament Factsheet.