National Insurance

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many national insurance numbers have been issued to (1) nationals from the 10 countries that most recently joined the European Union (EU) since their accession, and (2) other EU nationals and non-EU nationals in the same period.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In May 2004 the Republic of Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Slovenia (the accession eight countries (A8)), as well as Malta and Cyprus joined the European Union. They were followed in January 2007 by Bulgaria and Romania (the accession two countries (A2)). The table below provides NINo registration data for each of the categories requested from April 2004.

NI No Registrations to Adult Overseas Nationals entering the UK (Thousands) : Time Series - Financial Year Of Registration Date by World Area of Origin and nationality within EU Accession countries.
2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 (Not complete to Dec 2011)
EU Accession Countries Total 116,840 276,680 317,500 332,440 257,040 182,770 224,760 164,020
Rep of Estonia 1,700 3,020 2,050 1,380 1,700 1,830 2,390 1,690
Czech Rep 7,360 13,240 11,650 11,130 10,230 7,790 7,580 5,730
Slovak Re 11,110 27,510 28,600 29,990 24,090 13,250 11,670 7,610
Hungary 3,800 8,560 10,740 13,310 16,180 11,540 15,650 13,430
Rep of Latvia 6,320 14,400 11,030 7,790 10,450 23,200 27,260 15,150
Rep of Lithuania 15,540 30,940 23,920 19,030 17,620 23,420 40,840 27,150
Poland 61,120 171,080 220,430 210,660 134,360 69,940 81,180 62,340
Rep of Slovenia 820 500 530 540 540 330 310 240
Malta 470 610 660 590 600 410 550 340
Cyprus 780 1,110 1,070 1,110 1,320 860 1,390 1,000
Bulgaria 4,520 2,830 2,850 13,960 15,990 12,510 13,940 10,750
Romania 3,290 2,880 3,980 22,950 23,950 17,680 22,000 18,590
European Union 80,710 97,840 102,750 107,470 120,140 91,360 134,960 103,710
Non European Union 237,800 288,530 285,590 293,190 308,930 298,620 345,180 197,860

Source:100% extract from National Insurance Recording and Pay As You Earn System

Notes:

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Some additional disclosure control has been applied. Totals may not sum due to rounding method used. Data are cumulative from 1 January 2002 unless otherwise specified (eg time-series, subset).

2. Registration date is derived from the date at which a NINo is maintained on the National Insurance Recording and Pay As You Earn System.

3. Time Series-financial year of registration date years are financial based (1 Apr - 31 Mar).

4. World area of origin is based on a client's nationality.

5. Numbers of Bulgarian and Romanian NINo registrations (the A2 accession countries) are shown with the accession countries total for 2004-55 onwards.

6. The data are available on the department's website at: http://statistics.dwp.gov.uk/asd/index.php?page=tabtool.

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