Collection

National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK

Statistics on National Insurance number allocations.

This collection includes

  • quarterly National Statistics on National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK
  • annual official statistics on the nationality at point of National Insurance number registration of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) working age benefit recipients

Find future National Insurance number (NINo) allocation publication dates in our statistics release calendar and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Further information on the National Insurance number application process.

Email russ.bentley@dwp.gsi.gov.uk with feedback and queries about the statistics.

Next release of these statistics: 22 February 2018

Explore the statistics with our interactive tools

Find further breakdowns of National Insurance number (NINo) allocations statistics in Stat-Xplore.

View geographical breakdowns of National Insurance number registrations using our interactive maps:

Latest releases

Background information and guidance

Reassessment of the statistics

On 26 January 2017, the Office for Statistics Regulation published a report on the reassessment of the National Insurance number statistics.

We welcome the report and in particular that it upholds the quality and accuracy of the National Insurance number statistics. These statistics now carry an ‘Official Statistics’ badge – as the Office for Statistics Regulation have suspended the ‘National Statistics’ badge and set out some requirements for the statistics in order to have the National Statistics badge reinstated.

We have addressed a number of these requirements. The Office for Statistics Regulation will further review the status of the statistics.

On 7 March 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published an information note explaining the reasons why long-term international immigration figures from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) could differ from the number of National Insurance number registrations.

On 12 May 2016, ONS published an analytical paper presenting analysis that has been undertaken across government to help understand why the 2 series are showing different trends, with focus on EU migration.

National Insurance number statistics: user guide

Previous releases: National Insurance number allocations

These statistics are also included in migration statistics quarterly reports and other migration indicators published by the ONS.

  1. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to September 2017

    • Official Statistics
  2. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to June 2017

    • Official Statistics
  3. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to March 2017

    • National Statistics
  4. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to December 2016

    • Official Statistics
  5. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to September 2016

    • National Statistics
  6. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to June 2016

    • National Statistics
  7. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to March 2016

    • National Statistics
  8. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to December 2015

    • National Statistics
  9. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to September 2015

    • National Statistics
  10. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to June 2015

    • National Statistics
  11. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2015

    • National Statistics
  12. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2014

    • National Statistics
  13. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to September 2014

    • National Statistics
  14. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to June 2014

    • National Statistics
  15. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2014

    • National Statistics
  16. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2013

    • National Statistics
  17. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2013

    • National Statistics
  18. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2012

    • National Statistics
  19. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2011

    • National Statistics
  20. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2010

    • National Statistics
  21. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2009

    • National Statistics

Previous releases: Nationality of DWP benefit claimants

Published 29 August 2013
Last updated 22 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added statistics on National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to December 2017.
  2. Added statistics on National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to September 2017.
  3. Added statistics on 'Nationality at point of NINo registration of DWP working age benefit recipients: data to Feb 2017' and 'National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to June 2017'. Also added ad hoc statistical release 'Analysis of migrants’ access to income-related benefits'.
  4. Added 'National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2017' statistics.
  5. Added 'National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2016' statistics.
  6. Published a note about the Office for Statistics Regulation report on the reassessment of NINo statistics.
  7. Added National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to September 2016.
  8. Added statistics on 'National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals to June 2016' and 'Nationality at point of NINo registration of DWP working age benefit recipients to February 2016'.
  9. Added National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2016.
  10. Added related ONS publications note about why figures from International Passenger Survey differ from ONS ones.
  11. Published statistics on National Insurance number (NINo) allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2015.
  12. Published statistics on National Insurance number (NINo) allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to September 2015.
  13. Published statistics on National Insurance number (NINo) allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to June 2015 and Nationality at point of NINo registration of DWP working age benefit recipients to February 2015.
  14. Published National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2015.
  15. Published latest statistics with data to December 2014.
  16. Published latest statistics with data to September 2014.
  17. Published latest statistics with data to June 2014.
  18. Published statistics to March 2014.
  19. Statistics to December 2013 published
  20. Statistics to September 2013 released
  21. First published.