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Patient Register data 1999-2008 (rounded)

The Patient Register data are abstracted from NHS adminstrative data by ONS, and form a time series of migration data. In principle all patient moves are captured, although in practice there are known lags with groups (especially young adult males) who tend to be slow to inform their GP of a change of address.

These data present a total number of migrations observed in mid-year to mid-year periods, between districts in England and Wales only.

The data show the total number of persons in each move, rounded to the nearest 10 persons.

Citation information

The following statements should be attached to all output produced using this data set

Data from this set should be cited in a bibliography as:

Office for National Statistics, Patient Register data 1999-2008 (rounded) [computer file], UK Data Service

Further information

There are 1 tables defined for this data set:

The data are available for the following geographies:

Geographies of origin areasGeographies of destination areas
Supported directly
[i]2001 UK districts (including NI districts)
[i]Patient Register data - other origins
[i]2001 UK districts (including NI districts)
[i]Patient Register data - other destinations
Supported via aggregation
[i]UK Government Office Regions (1999-)
[i]2001 UK Local Authority Classification
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Supergroup
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Group
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Subgroup
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Family
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Group
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Class
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Family
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Group
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Class
[i]NUTS 2 UK Regions
[i]UK North and South Geography
[i]United Kingdom
[i]2001 CIDER Migration Classification
[i]2001 GB Districts plus Northern Ireland
[i]UK Government Office Regions (1999-)
[i]2001 UK Local Authority Classification
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Supergroup
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Group
[i]2001 ONS LAD Classification - Subgroup
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Family
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Group
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification - Class
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Family
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Group
[i]2001 Vickers LAD Classification (Eng & Wales) - Class
[i]NUTS 2 UK Regions
[i]UK North and South Geography
[i]United Kingdom
[i]2001 CIDER Migration Classification
[i]2001 GB Districts plus Northern Ireland

Output for geographies that are only supported via aggregation will take longer than for those supported directly

Table frameworks


Table 1: Patient Register 1988-99 to 2007-08 (rounded data)
1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
All persons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10