Table 1 Migrant GP Registrations Per thousand residents population - Wokingham
An estimated 22,000 people living within Wokingham Borough were born outside of the UK, this represents 14.01% of the population.
When analysing both internal and international migration both factors have had an influence on the increasing population of the Borough.
International migration is the larger of the two influencing factors. In 2013/14 international migration into the Borough was 1202 and international migration out of the Borough was 743 this has resulted in a total net international migration of 459.
Secondary to this internal migration saw 9760 people migrating in the Borough in 2013/14 and 9670 out of the Borough which has resulted in a net internal migration of 90.
There have been 1305 new national insurance registrations in 2014 and 1510 new GP registrations in 2013/14 for migrants living in Wokingham Borough. Table1 shows that a noticeable increase of migrant population registering with a GP in Wokingham is reported during the year 2013-2014 comparing with the previous years.
When looking at table one the graph illustrates the increasing turnover rate of international migration for Wokingham Borough. This is also the case for England and the South East.
Table 2: International migration turnover rate per thousand resident population for Wokingham Boroug
In comparison to table 2, the turnover rate per thousand resident population for internal migration in Wokingham Borough has stayed quite constant with a slight decrease.This is very similar when compared to England, whilst the South east shows a very slight increase.
Table 3: Internal migration turnover rate per thousand resident population in Wokingham Borough
What is this telling us?
These tables display that following the current trends international migration is going to continue to have an larger influence over the migration in Wokingham Borough and following the current trend this influence is going to increase.
However, although an increase of migrants registration with GPs had been shown in table 1; economic migration maybe dominant in Wokingham Borough as the number of asylum seekers and refugees is still relatively low.