In 2016 there were 843 National Insurance Number (NINo) registrations in Gateshead.  NINo registrations are made when someone moves into the country and wants to begin work. More than two thirds (68%) of these registrations originated with people from the European Union, and 20% were from Asia and the Middle East. NINo registrations hit a high point in 2007 when there were 1,069 registrations. Since then the number of registrations has gradually declined, hitting as low as 526 in 2012. However, the last few years have seen a resurgence of registrations, with 608 in 2013, 747 in 2014, and 828 in 2015.
 ONS Migration Indicators Suite, Migration Indicators Tool, ONS 2016 (ONS website)
 DWP National Insurance Number Registrations, Year to December 2016 (GOV.uk website)