IMMIGRATION to the area has fallen considerably since Brexit, new data shows.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), between July 2015 and June 2016, 1,468The Office for National Statistics estimates that from July 2015 to June 2016 (the month of the EU referendum), 1,468 more long-term migrants arrived from abroad in Slough than left.

However, in the 12 months after the Brexit vote net migration has slumped by nearly a third, dropping by 436 people. Over that time period, 2,024 people moved to Slough from abroad and 992 left, leaving the net migration figure at 1,032.

In Windsor and Maidenhead 590 more long-term migrants arrived from abroad in Windsor and Maidenhead than left from July 2015 to June 2016, but in the 12 months since the Brexit vote the figure dropped by 205.

Overall, 1,139 people moved to the Windsor and Maidenhead area from abroad and 754 left, leaving net migration at 385.

The overall trend is that fewer people are emigrating to the area, whilst more are moving away. Ultimately, the migrant population is still rising, but at a slower rate than before.

Although migration nationally has fallen considerably since the Brexit vote, net migration is still 170 per cent above the government's target.

Nicola Rogers, of the ONS’ Centre for Migration, said: "Today's figures show that around 270,000 more people are coming to the UK than leaving, so net migration is continuing to add to the UK population. Net migration has been broadly stable since peak levels seen in 2015 and 2016."

The government's net migration target is 100,000 people per year.