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National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK

Statistics on adult overseas nationals registering for a National Insurance number for the purposes of work, benefits or tax credits.

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These national statistics produced by DWP provide data on National Insurance number (NINo) allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK since January 2002. A NINo is generally required by any overseas national looking to work or claim benefits or tax credits in the UK.

The figures are based on recorded registration date on the HMRC National Insurance Recording and Pay as you Earn System, ie after the NINo application process has been completed. It should be noted that these statistics will also include short term migrants and are not a direct measure of when a person immigrated to the UK, as those registering may have arrived to live in the UK weeks, months or years before registering.

Latest release

The latest national statistics on NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2014 were released on 26 February 2015 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 27 November 2014.

The latest data to December 2014 is available in our online tabulation tool Stat-Xplore.

Visualisations of the data are also available.

About these statistics

These statistics were assessed by the Statistics Authority in January 2011 and designated as national statistics. More information about the assessment is available in the assessment of compliance with the code of practice for official statistics.

These statistics are part of the coherent cross-government release of migration statistics and are included in Migration statistics quarterly reports and Other migration indicators.

National statistics on NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK are now released on a quarterly basis in line with the cross-government release of migration statistics. Official statistics on the nationality of DWP working age benefit claimants at point of NINo registration will be updated on an annual basis.

Coverage: UK

Geographic breakdown: parliamentary constituency, local authority, region.

Next release date: 21 May 2015

Contacts and more information

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Documents

  1. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2014

    • 26 February 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to September 2014

    • 27 November 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to June 2014

    • 28 August 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to March 2014

    • 22 May 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK to December 2013

    • 27 February 2014
    • Statistics - national statistics
  6. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2013

    • 29 August 2013
    • Statistics - national statistics
  7. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2012

    • 30 August 2012
    • Statistics - national statistics
  8. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2011

    • 25 August 2011
    • Statistics - national statistics
  9. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: allocation process and data collection methods

    • 24 August 2011
    • Statistics
  10. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: background information

    • 30 March 2011
    • Statistics
  11. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2010

    • 24 August 2010
    • Statistics - national statistics
  12. NINo allocations to adult overseas nationals entering the UK: registrations to March 2009

    • 20 August 2009
    • Statistics - national statistics
  13. Interim report on the potential use of DWP data to improve population and migration statistics

    • 1 May 2009
    • Statistics - national statistics