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Brits Abroad: Country-by-country

Where do Britons around the world live? The table below lists countries in order of the estimated number who live there permanently in 2006.

It also shows the combined estimated total of permanent and part-time Britons (those who spend three months or more of the year there), and pensioners registered with the Department for Work and Pensions.

BRITISH POPULATIONS ABROAD
Country Full-time Full & part-time Pensioners
Australia 1,300,000 1,310,000 245,311
Spain 761,000 990,000 74,636
United States 678,000 685,000 132,083
Canada 603,000 609,000 157,435
Ireland 291,000 320,000 104,650
New Zealand 215,000 217,000 46,560
South Africa 212,000 214,000 38,825
France 200,000 261,000 33,869
Germany 115,000 126,600 33,034
Cyprus 59,000 65,000 11,742
UAE 55,000 60,000 288
Pakistan 47,000 47,000 5,771
Singapore 45,000 56,000 309
Switzerland 45,000 49,000 5,449
Netherlands 44,000 48,000 7,811
Israel 44,000 44,000 3,995
Thailand 41,000 51,000 1,163
Portugal 38,000 49,000 6,257
China (inc HK) 36,000 36,000 1,305
Turkey 34,000 38,000 904
India 32,000 32,000 5,115
Kenya 29,000 32,000 646
Belgium 28,000 31,000 4,660
Barbados 27,000 34,000 4,933
Italy 26,000 34,000 33,989
Saudi Arabia 26,000 26,000 142
Jamaica 25,000 31,000 23,275
Japan 23,000 23,000 366
Greece 18,000 24,000 3,182
Sweden 18,000 19,000 2,052
Nigeria 16,000 16,000 2,689
Norway 15,000 16,000 1,546
Philippines 14,000 18,000 1,045
Egypt 14,000 14,000 182
Malaysia 13,000 16,000 493
Indonesia 11,000 14,000 104
Trinidad/Tobago 11,000 13,000 1,379
Denmark 11,000 12,000 1,694
Bahrain 11,000 11,000 64
Gaza & W Bank 11,000 11,000 n/a
Brazil 11,000 14,000 558
Bangladesh 9,200 10,000 3,534
Malta 9,000 12,000 3,597
Mexico 8,500 11,000 333
Austria 8,500 9,300 4,937
Argentina 8,300 8,300 276
Qatar 8,100 8,100 30
Oman 7,800 7,800 63
Malawi 7,400 7,400 90
Jordan 7,200 7,200 93
Venezuela 7,200 7,200 52
Kuwait 7,100 7,100 46
Czech Republic 6,800 7,500 195
Brunei 6,400 6,400 18
Macao (China) 6,300 6,300 13
Zimbabwe 6,100 6,100 2,921
Russia 6,100 6,100 118
Ghana 5,900 5,900 854
Zambia 5,800 5,800 201
Poland 5,600 6,200 1,602
Luxembourg 5,500 6,000 253
Tanzania 5,500 5,500 69
Hungary 5,200 5,800 678
Chile 5,200 5,200 194
Botswana 5,000 5,000 140
Costa Rica 4,800 4,800 49
Peru 4,600 4,600 98
Romania 4,500 5,000 29
Sri Lanka 4,400 4,400 652
Bahamas 4,100 5,200 258
Vietnam 3,800 3,800 13
Gibraltar 3,600 3,600 990
Colombia 3,600 3,600 94
Libya 3,600 3,600 3
South Korea 3,400 3,400 12
Yemen 3,400 3,400 3,386
Iran 2,900 2,900 16
Antigua/Barbuda 2,800 3,500 454
Finland 2,800 3,000 621
Nepal 2,700 2,700 28
Grenada 2,500 3,100 1,583
Uganda 2,500 2,500 72
Morocco 2,400 3,000 97
Ecuador 2,400 2,400 43
Azerbaijan 2,400 2,400 4
Swaziland 2,300 2,300 100
Guyana 2,200 2,200 488
Lebanon 2,200 2,200 58
Syria 2,200 2,200 28
Iraq 2,000 9,200 7
Sierra Leone 2,000 2,000 120
Belize 2,000 2,000 65
Guatemala 1,900 1,900 10
Dominica 1,800 1,800 1,170
Seychelles 1,800 1,800 100
Neth Antilles 1,800 1,800 33
Namibia 1,700 1,700 50
Serbia/ Mont. 1,600 1,600 467
Mauritania 1,600 1,600 n/a
St Lucia 1,500 1,500 1,471
Gambia 1,500 1,500 88
Tunisia 1,400 1,400 26
Mozambique 1,400 1,400 7
St Vincent/Gren 1,300 1,300 865
Ethiopia 1,300 1,300 35
Sudan 1,300 1,300 5
Ivory Coast 1,200 1,200 2
Dominican Rep 1,100 1,400 40
Brit Virgin Isl 1,000 1,000 49
Panama 1,000 1,000 22
Cambodia 1,000 1,000 7
Macedonia FYR 950 950 54
Honduras 950 950 12
Iceland 940 940 62
Papua New Guinea 940 940 18
Falklands 930 930 41
Ukraine 900 900 270
Afghanistan 900 5,900 2
Croatia 890 980 324
St Kitts & Nevis 880 1,100 557
Bulgaria 800 10,000 73
Kazakhstan 770 770 1
Estonia 750 830 51
Mauritius 740 920 490
Slovakia 740 810 26
Uruguay 690 690 40
Angola 650 650 n/a
Algeria 630 630 7
Bermuda 600 600 601
Bosnia-Herceg 540 540 27
Fiji 500 500 85
Bolivia 470 470 26
Burma 460 460 6
Nicaragua 410 410 9
El Salvador 390 390 9
DR Congo 390 390 1
Latvia 370 370 129
Lesotho 350 350 7
Mongolia 340 340 2
Slovenia 330 360 111
Paraguay 330 330 23
Monaco 320 320 321
Cameroon 300 300 12
Madagascar 300 300 7
Lithuania 290 320 51
Vanuatu 270 270 23
Anguilla 260 260 152
Senegal 220 220 10
Andorra 210 210 211
Georgia 200 200 1
Tajikistan 200 200 1
Tonga 190 190 11
Albania 190 190 10
Montserrat 160 160 159
Cuba 160 160 6
Uzbekistan 130 130 2
Cayman Islands 110 110 114
Djibouti 110 110 112
Somalia 1-100 1-100 93
US Virgin Isles 1-100 1-100 91
St Helena 1-100 1-100 79
Liechtenstein 1-100 1-100 32
Belarus 1-100 1-100 21
Taiwan 1-100 1-100 20
Turks & Caicos 1-100 1-100 20
Samoa 1-100 1-100 11
Faroe Islands 1-100 1-100 10
Norfolk Island 1-100 1-100 8
Solomon Islands 1-100 1-100 8
Cook Islands 1-100 1-100 7
Puerto Rico 1-100 1-100 7
Togo 1-100 1-100 7
Cape Verde 1-100 1-100 5
Liberia 1-100 1-100 5
New Caledonia 1-100 1-100 5
Benin 1-100 1-100 4
Fr. Polynesia 1-100 1-100 3
Guinea 1-100 1-100 3
Kiribati 1-100 1-100 3
Moldova 1-100 1-100 3
Surinam 1-100 1-100 3
Armenia 1-100 1-100 2
Burkina Faso 1-100 1-100 2
Cent African Rep 1-100 1-100 2
Congo 1-100 1-100 2
Greenland 1-100 1-100 2
Guam (US) 1-100 1-100 2
Bhutan 1-100 1-100 1
Chad 1-100 1-100 1
Haiti 1-100 1-100 1
Kyrgyzstan 1-100 1-100 1
Maldives 1-100 1-100 1
Niger 1-100 1-100 1
Rwanda 1-100 1-100 1
San Marino 1-100 1-100 1
Turkmenistan 1-100 1-100 1
Tuvalu 1-100 1-100 0
North Korea 1-100 1-100 n/a
Source: IPPR



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