Figure 2.6: National Insurance Number Allocations to Adult Overseas Nationals by World Area of Origin, UK, 2004–2014
Source: Department for Work and Pensions
Due to a change in the process of recording NINos during 2014 Q2, the volume of NINOs recorded in that quarter (and Year Ending total) were lower than would otherwise be the case.
EU Accession countries here refers to the EU8, the EU2, Cyprus, Malta and Croatia (see Glossary). This definition applies to the full time series.
The figures are based on recorded registration date on the National Insurance Recording and Pay as you Earn System, i.e. after the NINo application process has been completed. This may be a number of weeks or months (and in some cases years) after arriving in the UK.