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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Migration between Wales and the rest of the UK by local authority, flow and period of change
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[Collapse]Wales9,73014,41013,2006,9406,1006,8904,7903202,5402,5304,480-6651658393,3797,3868,8338,68512,866
WalesIsle of Anglesey[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.13035022040023015080-20-10-6073516-113-194193287224550
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration2,4702,5102,3902,4102,3102,4402,1802,2702,3102,2202,3272,3562,3772,2672,1972,4842,5252,5172,350
Outward migration2,3402,1602,1602,0202,0802,2802,1002,2902,3202,2802,2542,3052,3712,3802,3912,2912,2382,2931,800
Gwynedd[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.520670840170120-130-270190580-100-82-828-33714185173115-53-141
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,5205,6505,5305,1705,3805,2805,0805,5005,9505,4905,7145,2115,3955,4515,6545,9935,8846,0635,324
Outward migration5,0004,9804,6905,0005,2505,4105,3405,3105,3805,5805,7966,0395,7325,3105,5695,8205,7696,1165,465
Conwy[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.1,0109701,0903305907206403802906706086108054476264727664821,464
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,4805,2505,3404,5304,7305,0104,6704,5104,5204,7004,9474,6854,9274,6504,7934,7934,9704,8354,836
Outward migration4,4704,2804,2604,2004,1404,2904,0304,1304,2304,0304,3394,0754,1224,2034,1674,3214,2044,3533,372
Denbighshire[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.8901,000810580440920560170180140249497353691933463064781,186
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,9805,0905,0204,4804,4804,8204,4504,3204,2504,2204,6644,5274,7144,3404,3944,3464,3584,5774,565
Outward migration4,0904,1004,2103,9004,0403,9003,8904,1404,0704,0804,4154,0304,3614,2714,2014,0004,0524,0993,379
Flintshire[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.408024030-28040-70-30-410-90-24783716526352304492897
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,2804,9204,9204,6204,4604,8704,5104,5304,3104,4404,6914,7624,8574,9404,8765,1615,0965,2005,037
Outward migration5,2404,8404,6804,5904,7404,8304,5804,5604,7304,5204,9374,6794,7864,8754,8504,8094,7924,7084,140
Wrexham[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.370530200190370370310-60-60250-46-362-114-442-372-212-116-460-86
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,1604,0203,8603,7203,8604,0503,8103,6303,7304,0403,9533,7964,0343,7533,8644,1004,0734,0473,631
Outward migration3,7803,4903,6703,5203,4803,6703,5003,6903,7903,7904,0004,1584,1484,1954,2364,3124,1894,5073,717
Powys[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.1,0501,3901,310890780840750340160230229-60176385-1115622893901,131
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,7705,9306,0105,5305,5305,8905,4504,9404,9805,0305,4785,1055,3095,5205,1195,7985,7045,7465,442
Outward migration4,7204,5404,7004,6504,7505,0504,7004,6004,8204,8005,2495,1655,1335,1355,2305,2365,4155,3564,311
Ceredigion[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.220520600310030-270-260730150666-364-734-884-672-461-358-37750
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,8306,1006,0306,1105,9606,0005,5805,7506,0705,6906,4655,6765,3425,0684,9695,5035,2745,3184,728
Outward migration5,6105,5905,4305,8005,9505,9705,8406,0105,3405,5405,7996,0406,0765,9525,6415,9645,6325,6954,678
Pembrokeshire[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.870760510480560560860-11016030395298463427307556161,1281,315
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,5904,4804,2504,0304,1104,2704,3203,7603,8603,5904,0803,9314,0923,7174,4104,4244,4104,7794,174
Outward migration3,7303,7203,7403,5403,5503,7203,4603,8603,7003,5603,6853,6333,6293,6753,6803,6693,7943,6512,859
Carmarthenshire[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.1,3201,9901,8401,0901,2501,5401,0104002008204713392085506228841,5691,4901,762
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration6,5506,9906,8206,3006,2906,7806,1905,9205,6906,0206,4726,2206,2866,3186,7026,9317,2417,4096,609
Outward migration5,2304,9904,9805,2105,0405,2505,1805,5205,4905,1906,0015,8816,0785,7686,0806,0475,6725,9194,847
Swansea[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.1808101,0304403901303080630-70-29-519-477735067-167-774-1,539
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration8,1508,5609,0708,6908,6509,0609,0509,0909,6909,0109,5318,9989,3939,8519,79210,73210,76511,0539,723
Outward migration7,9607,7408,0408,2508,2608,9309,0109,0109,0609,0809,5609,5179,8709,8449,44210,66510,93211,82711,262
Neath Port Talbot[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.6601,480950570510470330-20-10240212-1455055615025268123891,280
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,1604,6404,4303,9103,9204,1903,8903,6903,7803,8604,2153,8984,4184,4054,4905,2895,8745,9295,833
Outward migration3,5003,1603,4803,3403,4103,7303,5603,7103,7903,6304,0034,0433,9133,8443,9884,7635,0625,5404,553
Bridgend[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.410740520500720970590402202301666504766668537357602,298766
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration3,9104,0204,0803,8104,0504,4304,0803,5103,7803,7103,8844,2144,1984,3194,6564,7414,8155,7964,024
Outward migration3,5003,2803,5603,3103,3303,4603,5003,4703,5503,4703,7173,5643,7223,6533,8034,0064,0553,4983,258
Vale of Glamorgan[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.90091056048063060047050-40-30107290356-926711,5781,2611,2431,618
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,5305,5005,3604,9005,1305,3004,9104,5004,4204,4604,8415,0644,9314,8015,1395,7725,9465,9355,506
Outward migration4,6304,5804,8104,4204,4904,7004,4404,4504,4604,4904,7334,7744,5754,8934,4684,1944,6854,6923,888
Cardiff[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.-180-90-20-370-570-270-1302107509601,343-761-1,253-719-920-1,287-1,496-1,102-1,997
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration16,61017,12017,28017,23017,37017,94018,52018,70019,02019,76020,83419,48819,84920,26720,09921,62621,83822,91020,961
Outward migration16,79017,21017,30017,60017,94018,21018,65018,49018,26018,80019,49220,24921,10220,98621,01922,91323,33424,01222,958
Rhondda Cynon Taf[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.4101,2801,76031080-380-420-590-780-570360-316-142-274105428643550350
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration6,3006,6207,3906,3206,2106,6606,0705,8005,6605,8506,6816,4736,6676,5376,9537,4637,6627,7256,666
Outward migration5,8905,3405,6306,0106,1307,0406,4906,3806,4306,4206,3216,7896,8096,8116,8487,0357,0197,1756,316
Merthyr Tydfil[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.-370-230-19010-1202010-120-90-100-188-119-1504158661607770
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration1,1201,2101,2001,3201,2501,4301,4001,3301,3601,3401,4711,5281,4601,5931,5941,5641,6681,6821,406
Outward migration1,4901,4401,3901,3101,3701,4101,4001,4501,4501,4401,6601,6471,6101,5891,4361,4981,5081,6051,336
Caerphilly[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.600120300-10100320290-120-90-350-92-92238-29-1462356772867
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,7704,3804,4704,2204,1604,7804,5004,1004,1503,9104,5424,5074,8084,7344,6364,9225,1675,0584,935
Outward migration4,1604,2704,1704,2304,0704,4604,2104,2204,2404,2704,6344,5994,5704,7634,7824,6875,1004,9864,068
Blaenau Gwent[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.-350-110120-30250-20-80-170-210-12016-103-214-966654239142319
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration1,2901,5101,6301,5301,6901,7001,5601,5801,5801,5601,7741,6821,6641,7271,9231,8882,1122,0821,848
Outward migration1,6401,6201,5101,5601,4401,7201,6401,7501,8001,6801,7581,7851,8781,8231,8571,8341,8731,9401,529
Torfaen[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.-22080-18070-90301010-270-4087-42-320283259818872989
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration2,1802,3502,2802,2902,2702,5302,2802,2502,1502,2302,5302,3702,4582,5952,5322,8563,2603,2703,061
Outward migration2,4002,2702,4702,2202,3702,5002,2702,2402,4202,2602,4432,4122,4612,3932,4492,5972,4422,3982,072
Monmouthshire[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.490750940570160260260140410250387585417361453563747679897
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration4,4304,7204,7904,4004,1304,2804,1903,7103,9804,0604,2854,3964,5304,4094,5494,7284,9985,0174,426
Outward migration3,9403,9703,8403,8303,9704,0203,9303,5703,5603,8103,8983,8114,1134,0484,0964,1654,2514,3383,529
Newport[Collapse]Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.790410-240-50-20-280-160-19020080-204-357-485-112711,0981,2114451,118
Net migrationA positive value is net inward migration, a negative value is net outward migration.Inward migration5,2005,0904,7404,7805,0405,0304,8304,9205,1805,1105,4835,1765,3395,4365,6926,8786,9126,4845,959
Outward migration4,4104,6804,9804,8205,0605,3204,9905,1104,9805,0305,6875,5335,8245,4475,4215,7805,7016,0394,841

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

August 2021 August 2021

Next update

July 2022

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

Statistical quality

See weblinks.

Keywords

Internal migration; migration; flows

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 sex 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.