Mobility status, five years, of person

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on July 15, 1998.


Mobility status, five years refers to the status of a person with regard to the place of residence on the reference day in relation to the place of residence on the same date five years earlier.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.


The population included must be five years or older.

Conformity to relevant internationally recognized standards

The standard is compatible with the United Nations' "Recommendations on Statistics of International Migration, Revision 1", 1998. This publication defines an international migrant as a person who changes their country of usual residence, which is analogous to the definitions of external migrant and external in-migrant. This standard is also compatible with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's "Conference of European Statisticians Recommendations for the 2010 Censuses of Population and Housing", 2006 relating to internal migration and mobility.


Relation to previous version

  • Mobility status, five years, of person July 15, 1998 to current

    This is an update to 'Mobility status, five years, of person'. The standard remains essentially unchanged.

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