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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]Wales9,73014,41013,2006,9406,1006,8904,7903202,5402,5304,480-6651658393,3797,3868,833
WalesIsle of Anglesey[Collapse]Net migration13035022040023015080-20-10-6073516-113-194193287
Net migrationInward migration2,4702,5102,3902,4102,3102,4402,1802,2702,3102,2202,3272,3562,3772,2672,1972,4842,525
Outward migration2,3402,1602,1602,0202,0802,2802,1002,2902,3202,2802,2542,3052,3712,3802,3912,2912,238
Gwynedd[Collapse]Net migration520670840170120-130-270190580-100-82-828-33714185173115
Net migrationInward migration5,5205,6505,5305,1705,3805,2805,0805,5005,9505,4905,7145,2115,3955,4515,6545,9935,884
Outward migration5,0004,9804,6905,0005,2505,4105,3405,3105,3805,5805,7966,0395,7325,3105,5695,8205,769
Conwy[Collapse]Net migration1,0109701,090330590720640380290670608610805447626472766
Net migrationInward migration5,4805,2505,3404,5304,7305,0104,6704,5104,5204,7004,9474,6854,9274,6504,7934,7934,970
Outward migration4,4704,2804,2604,2004,1404,2904,0304,1304,2304,0304,3394,0754,1224,2034,1674,3214,204
Denbighshire[Collapse]Net migration8901,00081058044092056017018014024949735369193346306
Net migrationInward migration4,9805,0905,0204,4804,4804,8204,4504,3204,2504,2204,6644,5274,7144,3404,3944,3464,358
Outward migration4,0904,1004,2103,9004,0403,9003,8904,1404,0704,0804,4154,0304,3614,2714,2014,0004,052
Flintshire[Collapse]Net migration408024030-28040-70-30-410-90-24783716526352304
Net migrationInward migration5,2804,9204,9204,6204,4604,8704,5104,5304,3104,4404,6914,7624,8574,9404,8765,1615,096
Outward migration5,2404,8404,6804,5904,7404,8304,5804,5604,7304,5204,9374,6794,7864,8754,8504,8094,792
Wrexham[Collapse]Net migration370530200190370370310-60-60250-46-362-114-442-372-212-116
Net migrationInward migration4,1604,0203,8603,7203,8604,0503,8103,6303,7304,0403,9533,7964,0343,7533,8644,1004,073
Outward migration3,7803,4903,6703,5203,4803,6703,5003,6903,7903,7904,0004,1584,1484,1954,2364,3124,189
Powys[Collapse]Net migration1,0501,3901,310890780840750340160230229-60176385-111562289
Net migrationInward migration5,7705,9306,0105,5305,5305,8905,4504,9404,9805,0305,4785,1055,3095,5205,1195,7985,704
Outward migration4,7204,5404,7004,6504,7505,0504,7004,6004,8204,8005,2495,1655,1335,1355,2305,2365,415
Ceredigion[Collapse]Net migration220520600310030-270-260730150666-364-734-884-672-461-358
Net migrationInward migration5,8306,1006,0306,1105,9606,0005,5805,7506,0705,6906,4655,6765,3425,0684,9695,5035,274
Outward migration5,6105,5905,4305,8005,9505,9705,8406,0105,3405,5405,7996,0406,0765,9525,6415,9645,632
Pembrokeshire[Collapse]Net migration870760510480560560860-1101603039529846342730755616
Net migrationInward migration4,5904,4804,2504,0304,1104,2704,3203,7603,8603,5904,0803,9314,0923,7174,4104,4244,410
Outward migration3,7303,7203,7403,5403,5503,7203,4603,8603,7003,5603,6853,6333,6293,6753,6803,6693,794
Carmarthenshire[Collapse]Net migration1,3201,9901,8401,0901,2501,5401,0104002008204713392085506228841,569
Net migrationInward migration6,5506,9906,8206,3006,2906,7806,1905,9205,6906,0206,4726,2206,2866,3186,7026,9317,241
Outward migration5,2304,9904,9805,2105,0405,2505,1805,5205,4905,1906,0015,8816,0785,7686,0806,0475,672
Swansea[Collapse]Net migration1808101,0304403901303080630-70-29-519-477735067-167
Net migrationInward migration8,1508,5609,0708,6908,6509,0609,0509,0909,6909,0109,5318,9989,3939,8519,79210,73210,765
Outward migration7,9607,7408,0408,2508,2608,9309,0109,0109,0609,0809,5609,5179,8709,8449,44210,66510,932
Neath Port Talbot[Collapse]Net migration6601,480950570510470330-20-10240212-145505561502526812
Net migrationInward migration4,1604,6404,4303,9103,9204,1903,8903,6903,7803,8604,2153,8984,4184,4054,4905,2895,874
Outward migration3,5003,1603,4803,3403,4103,7303,5603,7103,7903,6304,0034,0433,9133,8443,9884,7635,062
Bridgend[Collapse]Net migration41074052050072097059040220230166650476666853735760
Net migrationInward migration3,9104,0204,0803,8104,0504,4304,0803,5103,7803,7103,8844,2144,1984,3194,6564,7414,815
Outward migration3,5003,2803,5603,3103,3303,4603,5003,4703,5503,4703,7173,5643,7223,6533,8034,0064,055
Vale of Glamorgan[Collapse]Net migration90091056048063060047050-40-30107290356-926711,5781,261
Net migrationInward migration5,5305,5005,3604,9005,1305,3004,9104,5004,4204,4604,8415,0644,9314,8015,1395,7725,946
Outward migration4,6304,5804,8104,4204,4904,7004,4404,4504,4604,4904,7334,7744,5754,8934,4684,1944,685
Cardiff[Collapse]Net migration-180-90-20-370-570-270-1302107509601,343-761-1,253-719-920-1,287-1,496
Net migrationInward migration16,61017,12017,28017,23017,37017,94018,52018,70019,02019,76020,83419,48819,84920,26720,09921,62621,838
Outward migration16,79017,21017,30017,60017,94018,21018,65018,49018,26018,80019,49220,24921,10220,98621,01922,91323,334
Rhondda Cynon Taf[Collapse]Net migration4101,2801,76031080-380-420-590-780-570360-316-142-274105428643
Net migrationInward migration6,3006,6207,3906,3206,2106,6606,0705,8005,6605,8506,6816,4736,6676,5376,9537,4637,662
Outward migration5,8905,3405,6306,0106,1307,0406,4906,3806,4306,4206,3216,7896,8096,8116,8487,0357,019
Merthyr Tydfil[Collapse]Net migration-370-230-19010-1202010-120-90-100-188-119-150415866160
Net migrationInward migration1,1201,2101,2001,3201,2501,4301,4001,3301,3601,3401,4711,5281,4601,5931,5941,5641,668
Outward migration1,4901,4401,3901,3101,3701,4101,4001,4501,4501,4401,6601,6471,6101,5891,4361,4981,508
Caerphilly[Collapse]Net migration600120300-10100320290-120-90-350-92-92238-29-14623567
Net migrationInward migration4,7704,3804,4704,2204,1604,7804,5004,1004,1503,9104,5424,5074,8084,7344,6364,9225,167
Outward migration4,1604,2704,1704,2304,0704,4604,2104,2204,2404,2704,6344,5994,5704,7634,7824,6875,100
Blaenau Gwent[Collapse]Net migration-350-110120-30250-20-80-170-210-12016-103-214-966654239
Net migrationInward migration1,2901,5101,6301,5301,6901,7001,5601,5801,5801,5601,7741,6821,6641,7271,9231,8882,112
Outward migration1,6401,6201,5101,5601,4401,7201,6401,7501,8001,6801,7581,7851,8781,8231,8571,8341,873
Torfaen[Collapse]Net migration-22080-18070-90301010-270-4087-42-320283259818
Net migrationInward migration2,1802,3502,2802,2902,2702,5302,2802,2502,1502,2302,5302,3702,4582,5952,5322,8563,260
Outward migration2,4002,2702,4702,2202,3702,5002,2702,2402,4202,2602,4432,4122,4612,3932,4492,5972,442
Monmouthshire[Collapse]Net migration490750940570160260260140410250387585417361453563747
Net migrationInward migration4,4304,7204,7904,4004,1304,2804,1903,7103,9804,0604,2854,3964,5304,4094,5494,7284,998
Outward migration3,9403,9703,8403,8303,9704,0203,9303,5703,5603,8103,8983,8114,1134,0484,0964,1654,251
Newport[Collapse]Net migration790410-240-50-20-280-160-19020080-204-357-485-112711,0981,211
Net migrationInward migration5,2005,0904,7404,7805,0405,0304,8304,9205,1805,1105,4835,1765,3395,4365,6926,8786,912
Outward migration4,4104,6804,9804,8205,0605,3204,9905,1104,9805,0305,6875,5335,8245,4475,4215,7805,701

Metadata

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

Last update
September 2019 September 2019

Next update
July 2020

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