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