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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Migration between Wales and the rest of the UK by local authority, flow, gender and age
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[Collapse]Wales4,913-6,3132,05211,4492,46014,5614,597-8,8085,71813,01820114,72629,287
WalesIsle of Anglesey[Collapse]Net migration27-510-4270111228823-58399685-109115403
Net migrationInward migration9311,9461,3831,8409337,0338482,5171,2441,7609657,33414,367
Outward migration9042,4561,4251,1398216,7458253,1001,1451,0751,0747,21913,964
Gwynedd[Collapse]Net migration71-544-55781-11413967-59640815-341-15124
Net migrationInward migration1,3648,8382,6112,8421,21716,8721,3239,9232,3582,7341,23017,56834,440
Outward migration1,2939,3822,6662,0611,33116,7331,25610,5192,3181,9191,57117,58334,316
Conwy[Collapse]Net migration455-8583191,3156621,893393-1,1325491,5173781,7053,598
Net migrationInward migration1,9123,7992,7213,4532,22214,1071,7894,5832,5713,5942,32414,86128,968
Outward migration1,4574,6572,4022,1381,56012,2141,3965,7152,0222,0771,94613,15625,370
Denbighshire[Collapse]Net migration172-665194763358822393-8892749292169231,745
Net migrationInward migration2,0313,6442,6712,9641,69713,0072,0654,3302,4762,9701,88113,72226,729
Outward migration1,8594,3092,4772,2011,33912,1851,6725,2192,2022,0411,66512,79924,984
Flintshire[Collapse]Net migration551-514511176-216508594-658771311-2168021,310
Net migrationInward migration2,3414,4493,8842,7201,01614,4102,3465,9403,5742,6111,24915,72030,130
Outward migration1,7904,9633,3732,5441,23213,9021,7526,5982,8032,3001,46514,91828,820
Wrexham[Collapse]Net migration-186-763-17311892-912-222-585-18015330-804-1,716
Net migrationInward migration1,5484,1422,8532,25794611,7461,5025,1332,4112,0551,02412,12523,871
Outward migration1,7344,9053,0262,13985412,6581,7245,7182,5911,90299412,92925,587
Powys[Collapse]Net migration475-1,3422421,4189802445-1,4715221,630-2378891,691
Net migrationInward migration2,3954,2042,9134,1832,09315,7882,1965,3993,1334,4362,24417,40833,196
Outward migration1,9205,5462,6712,7652,08414,9861,7516,8702,6112,8062,48116,51931,505
Ceredigion[Collapse]Net migration174-2,400-397691-31-1,963160-2,220-47846-262-1,523-3,486
Net migrationInward migration1,2639,0881,8172,3771,14115,6861,2038,8961,7892,6521,24815,78831,474
Outward migration1,08911,4882,2141,6861,17217,6491,04311,1161,8361,8061,51017,31134,960
Pembrokeshire[Collapse]Net migration509-8852911,5144951,924468-1,0134571,6032951,8103,734
Net migrationInward migration2,0003,2222,2753,2191,66712,3831,8354,1782,3523,3341,75013,44925,832
Outward migration1,4914,1071,9841,7051,17210,4591,3675,1911,8951,7311,45511,63922,098
Carmarthenshire[Collapse]Net migration833-1,3206161,8434272,399789-1,0941,0351,8523422,9245,323
Net migrationInward migration3,0135,4743,9624,6122,11319,1742,9217,7824,1554,5762,27921,71340,887
Outward migration2,1806,7943,3462,7691,68616,7752,1328,8763,1202,7241,93718,78935,564
Swansea[Collapse]Net migration-102611-8955619-311-28-586-19010120-683-994
Net migrationInward migration2,95919,5295,2473,2781,21432,2272,73917,4624,7942,8991,46529,35961,586
Outward migration3,06118,9186,1423,2221,19532,5382,76718,0484,9842,7981,44530,04262,580
Neath Port Talbot[Collapse]Net migration509541460542-561,99636058509567-1951,2993,295
Net migrationInward migration2,3216,7903,3142,53775415,7162,1476,3063,0272,29991014,68930,405
Outward migration1,8126,2492,8541,99581013,7201,7876,2482,5181,7321,10513,39027,110
Bridgend[Collapse]Net migration5703406965834712,6606045468217184393,1285,788
Net migrationInward migration2,1384,5683,3642,5701,11213,7522,1285,8113,1042,4031,32714,77328,525
Outward migration1,5684,2282,6681,98764111,0921,5245,2652,2831,68588811,64522,737
Vale of Glamorgan[Collapse]Net migration844-6461,1855722342,1891,034-5061,5625421962,8285,017
Net migrationInward migration2,3944,7314,3322,8851,22715,5692,4846,0744,3242,5741,49916,95532,524
Outward migration1,5505,3773,1472,31399313,3801,4506,5802,7622,0321,30314,12727,507
Cardiff[Collapse]Net migration-1,8344,803-3,662-1,543-359-2,595-1,9353,366-3,718-1,485-410-4,182-6,777
Net migrationInward migration4,34338,36211,1544,5551,44459,8584,13247,3779,5263,8291,86766,731126,589
Outward migration6,17733,55914,8166,0981,80362,4536,06744,01113,2445,3142,27770,913133,366
Rhondda Cynon Taf[Collapse]Net migration188-23521532174563128-42222408317471,310
Net migrationInward migration2,9539,0195,0903,2191,06221,3432,79310,4714,3382,8351,22721,66443,007
Outward migration2,7659,2544,8752,89898820,7802,66510,5134,1162,4271,19620,91741,697
Merthyr Tydfil[Collapse]Net migration10357-2194-4518843-208482-62127315
Net migrationInward migration8131,5501,1768392974,6757701,9821,0367373614,8869,561
Outward migration7101,4931,1977453424,4877272,0029526554234,7599,246
Caerphilly[Collapse]Net migration33-277257109-348879-14271164-151349437
Net migrationInward migration2,2824,6333,7752,60690514,2012,1686,3293,3512,34892815,12429,325
Outward migration2,2494,9103,5182,49793914,1132,0896,3433,0802,1841,07914,77528,888
Blaenau Gwent[Collapse]Net migration-39-873220677189-104-119-25195552191
Net migrationInward migration8891,8041,4781,1483855,7048212,3381,1189904255,69211,396
Outward migration9281,8911,4469423085,5159252,4571,1437953705,69011,205
Torfaen[Collapse]Net migration315-983442141729473171243873161401,2842,231
Net migrationInward migration1,3322,6802,1311,5315978,2711,2773,4721,8221,4007298,70016,971
Outward migration1,0172,7781,7871,3174257,3249603,3481,4351,0845897,41614,740
Monmouthshire[Collapse]Net migration677-9247786672581,456626-8931,0687572061,7643,220
Net migrationInward migration2,1373,7623,3072,9901,41613,6121,9994,6233,3882,9491,66014,61928,231
Outward migration1,4604,6862,5292,3231,15812,1561,3735,5162,3202,1921,45412,85525,011
Newport[Collapse]Net migration568-5971,157308-1441,292363-4811,207312-1641,2372,529
Net migrationInward migration3,0715,9495,2062,99185018,0672,7797,6694,6782,5361,01218,67436,741
Outward migration2,5036,5464,0492,68399416,7752,4168,1503,4712,2241,17617,43734,212

Metadata

Title
Internal migration flows from Welsh local authorities to the rest of the UK

Last update
September 2020 September 2020

Next update
July 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Internal migration statistics, Office for National Statistics

Contact email
stats.popcensus@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
This dataset contains information from the Office for National Statistics internal migration data for Wales, showing the migrant flows into and out of each local authority in Wales (and Wales itself) to and from other parts of the UK, and also a net position, by gender and quinary (five-year) age group.
Note that data for Wales as a whole will not be the sum of individual local authority data as moves between local authorities within Wales will not contribute to the flows into or out of Wales.


Data collection and calculation
Internal migration refers to the flows of people within the UK. The data presented represent the movements from each Welsh local authority to either another local authority in Wales or to another UK country. Note that moves within a single local authority are excluded, as are international moves into or out of the UK.
Each Health Board/Health Authority holds a register of patients registered with its GPs, called the Patient Register (PR). Combining every PR in England and Wales and comparing with the register from the previous year identifies people who have changed their postcode. Further as part of the Office for National Statistics’ programme to improve population and migration estimates, data on the term time address of students from the Higher Education Statistics Agency has been used to improve the estimation of student migration within England and Wales. Moves to Scotland and Northern Ireland are included using details from the central NHS register and Northern Irish health card records.
Note that data are independently rounded to the nearest ten and may not add or subtract exactly. Further, the data for Wales as a whole will not be the sum of individual local authority data as moves between local authorities within Wales will not contribute to the flows into or out of Wales.
For further information please see weblinks.

Frequency of publication
Annual

Data reference periods
Data are published annually, and included here from 2001-2002, with each period's data covering the change from 30 June in the prior year to 30 June in the latter year.

Users, uses and context
Internal migration statistics have a range of uses across the public sector and beyond. For example the Office for National Statistics uses them in population estimates and projections, while wider central government use them to inform policy-making and resource allocation to local authorities, who in turn use the statistics to help estimate the demands on their services – for example, the number of school places required.
Additional users include health bodies who use them to help forecast requirements for health services, particularly for maternity and geriatric services and other providers of service across the public and private sectors such as registered social landlords and housing associations, developers and utility companies, who may use internal migration statistics to predict demand for their respective services in their area.
Other users include academia, who use the data for research and the media may use the statistics to inform articles and debate on migration and related topics.

Revisions information
Data for earlier years have been revised to take account of the results of the 2011 Census and the student adjustment made in 2010 which is referred to in some of the documents available via the weblinks.

Statistical quality
See weblinks.

Keywords
Internal migration; migration; flows