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At-a-glance
224,623 people in the East Midlands were born abroad 5.83% of the local population.

45,225 people born in India comprise the largest source country, totally a fifth of the foreign-born.

106% rise in people born in South Africa, to 6,292, is the biggest percentage change for the top nationalities.

413 people who were born abroad live in Hucknall, Notts, the smallest regional cluster.


The East Midlands saw the number of its residents born abroad grow by a quarter in the decade to 2001.

Within those figures, there are some complex local stories. About 40% of people in Leicester's Belgrave area were born abroad the highest proportion in the region. In other areas, the numbers are nearer the national average.

Evington in Leicester has seen some of the greatest change, although in absolute terms its foreign-born residents make up only a fifth of the local population.

People living in the East Midlands
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
All people 3,953,128 4,172,299 5.54 100 100 0
Born outside British Isles 176,488 224,623 27.27 4.46 5.38 0.92

Top 10 places of birth outside British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Country 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
India 38,888 45,157 16.12 0.98 1.08 0.10
Germany 15,940 19,225 20.61 0.40 0.46 0.06
Other South & E Africa n/a 18,187 n/a n/a 0.44 n/a
Caribbean 12,898 12,802 -0.74 0.33 0.31 -0.02
Kenya 11,582 12,505 7.97 0.29 0.30 0.01
Pakistan 8,727 11,950 36.93 0.22 0.29 0.07
South Africa 3,045 6,292 106.63 0.08 0.15 0.07
Italy 5,469 5,634 3.02 0.14 0.14 0.00
USA 5,497 5,555 1.06 0.14 0.13 -0.01
Hong Kong 3,994 5,241 31.22 0.10 0.13 0.03

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People born outside British Isles area by area
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Belgrave 16,539 19,126 15.64 33.59 40.11 6.52
Knighton 17,494 19,744 12.86 30.81 36.18 5.37
Evington 4,095 9,182 124.22 11.32 21.01 9.69
Nott'ham New Basford 5,160 5,648 9.46 10.88 14.23 3.35
Nottingham Lenton 4,217 4,479 6.21 11.97 13.65 1.68
Beaumont Leys 5,480 4,485 -18.16 13.43 12.02 -1.41
Mickleover 3,815 7,317 91.80 7.60 11.40 3.80
Market Harborough 3,671 5,627 53.28 7.13 10.09 2.96
Nottingham Clifton 2,655 5,883 121.58 5.36 9.86 4.50
North Braunstone 4,024 5,008 24.45 8.25 9.79 1.54
Nottingham Sherwood 3,348 4,148 23.89 8.45 9.62 1.17
Aylestone 2,058 4,373 112.49 5.31 9.61 4.30
Roade 3,384 5,635 66.52 7.50 9.46 1.96
Alvaston 7,350 6,082 -17.25 9.74 9.06 -0.68
Beeston 1,806 3,333 84.55 4.26 7.69 3.43
Northampton NE 3,404 2,599 -23.65 6.58 7.57 0.99
Loughborough W 3,212 4,295 33.72 6.15 7.53 1.38
Loughborough E 3,292 4,246 28.98 6.39 7.25 0.86
Charnwood E 2,118 2,598 22.66 5.55 6.85 1.30
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Wellingborough W 4,070 4,895 20.27 6.00 6.75 0.75
Nott'ham W Bridgford 2,126 2,687 26.39 5.32 6.53 1.21
Northampton Duston 1,624 2,753 69.52 4.31 5.46 1.15
Northampton NW 1,827 2,718 48.77 3.97 5.41 1.44
Charnwood W 1,102 1,415 28.40 3.71 5.15 1.44
Kettering Urban 2,350 2,928 24.60 4.43 5.07 0.64
Rutland 1,811 2,320 28.11 4.29 4.99 0.70
Allestree 1,432 1,702 18.85 3.50 4.45 0.95
Lutterworth 2,076 2,678 29.00 3.80 4.45 0.65
Lincoln N 1,448 1,970 36.05 3.39 4.40 1.01
Nottingham Bilborough 1,394 2,019 44.84 3.01 4.31 1.30
Daventry S 3,910 3,330 -14.83 5.53 4.20 -1.33
Stamford 1,349 2,086 54.63 3.46 4.20 0.74
Nottingham Bulwell 1,446 1,834 26.83 3.18 4.09 0.91
Lincoln S 1,452 1,978 36.23 3.43 4.04 0.61
Corby Rural 1,090 1,766 62.02 2.86 4.02 1.16
Grantham 1,541 2,026 31.47 3.22 3.99 0.77
Gedling S 1,819 1,990 9.40 3.55 3.85 0.30
Repton 922 1,560 69.20 2.79 3.74 0.95
Gedling N 1,187 1,210 1.94 3.22 3.66 0.44
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Sleaford E 1,206 1,809 50.00 2.97 3.64 0.67
Corby Urban 1,529 1,906 24.66 2.88 3.59 0.71
Daventry N 1,186 1,897 59.95 2.62 3.58 0.96
Kimberley 1,360 1,877 38.01 2.69 3.57 0.88
Wellingborough E 943 1,161 23.12 3.19 3.57 0.38
Sleaford W 1,584 1,609 1.58 3.54 3.41 -0.13
Nottingham Bingham 1,493 2,190 46.68 2.59 3.39 0.80
Kettering Rural 1,024 1,407 37.40 2.52 3.28 0.76
Melton Mowbray 1,457 1,562 7.21 3.23 3.26 0.03
Wigston 917 1,245 35.77 2.72 3.17 0.45
Spalding W 1,003 1,289 28.51 2.58 3.05 0.47
Spalding E 848 1,429 68.51 2.02 3.00 0.98
Chaddesden 1,380 1,541 11.67 2.64 2.95 0.31
Long Eaton 1,308 1,482 13.30 2.59 2.94 0.35
Boston 863 1,421 64.66 1.83 2.91 1.08
Louth W 1,187 1,508 27.04 2.47 2.85 0.38
Newark S 1,066 1,356 27.20 2.28 2.81 0.53
Gainsborough E 891 1,212 36.03 2.16 2.72 0.56
Chesterfield W 936 1,080 15.38 2.26 2.66 0.40
Gainsborough W 1,003 1,028 2.49 2.60 2.64 0.04
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Narborough 822 901 9.61 2.54 2.59 0.05
Mansfield S 1,279 1,329 3.91 2.45 2.58 0.13
Newark N 881 1,030 16.91 2.15 2.48 0.33
Bosworth W 643 939 46.03 1.92 2.47 0.55
Bosworth E 980 1,316 34.29 1.89 2.38 0.49
Buxton 927 1,206 30.10 1.87 2.32 0.45
Sherwood E 1,153 1,641 42.32 1.76 2.30 0.54
Belper 713 1,152 61.57 1.58 2.28 0.70
Louth E 683 845 23.72 1.88 2.13 0.25
Mansfield N 646 723 11.92 1.84 2.11 0.27
Glossop 741 940 26.86 1.75 2.09 0.34
Ashby de la Zouch 470 710 51.06 1.47 2.05 0.58
Matlock 635 821 29.29 1.52 1.97 0.45
Bassetlaw E 587 694 18.23 1.63 1.92 0.29
Bassetlaw W 839 1,073 27.89 1.59 1.91 0.32
Skegness 604 779 28.97 1.72 1.91 0.19
Castle Donington 785 952 21.27 1.62 1.87 0.25
Chesterfield E 808 876 8.42 1.60 1.82 0.22
Ilkeston 803 887 10.46 1.56 1.65 0.09
Dronfield 650 865 33.08 1.20 1.55 0.35
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Clay Cross 453 558 23.18 1.25 1.52 0.27
Amber Valley W 708 770 8.76 1.36 1.48 0.12
Amber Valley E 516 577 11.82 1.31 1.44 0.13
Swadlincote 377 568 50.66 1.02 1.43 0.41
Clowne 474 554 16.88 1.19 1.41 0.22
Sutton in Ashfield 696 789 13.36 1.30 1.40 0.10
Hucknall 365 413 13.15 1.25 1.39 0.14
Eastwood 482 484 0.41 1.21 1.30 0.09
Shirebrook 486 549 12.96 1.08 1.17 0.09
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