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