Indians largest skilled workers group in UK


Date: 27 May 2016

Indians are the largest numbers of migrants being granted Skilled visas to work in UK - 57% out of 91,833.



Indian nationals accounted for the largest number of migrants being granted skilled visas to work in the UK in the last year, latest statistics said on Thursday .
Indian nationals accounted for 57% of total skilled work visas granted, which adds up to 52,109 of the total 91,833, with Americans the next largest nationality group at 9,981 or 11% of the total, the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) data said.“Trends in visa numbers reflect both changes to the im migration rules and the prevalent economic environment. Asian nationals accounted for 298,231 (56%) of the 531,375 longer-term visas granted in YE March 2016, with China and India accounting for 17% and 16% of the total respectively.


“The third largest number granted went to US nationals, who comprised less than 7%,“ an ONS statement said. Indians are also among the top three nationalities to be granted study visas by the United Kingdom.