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At-a-glance
67,259 people living in the North East in 2001 were born abroad 2.67% of the region's population.

3 areas in the North East equal or exceed the 7.53% national average for the proportion of people born abroad.

42% more people born abroad live in the North East than in 1991 the second highest rate of change after London.

354 living in Seaham, County Durham, represent the smallest cluster of people born abroad.


In absolute terms, the North East had the smallest number of residents who were born abroad in 2001 67,000 people.

But relative to other areas, it has seen the second biggest rate of change in the 10 years to 2001 41% more people who were born abroad have made the region their home.

Urban areas of Newcastle nearest the universities are home to the greatest numbers of foreign born, in common with other cities.

Some areas of inner city Newcastle and Sunderland have seen newcomers arrive as a result of the asylum dispersal programme. The region's most rural areas tend to have the fewest foreign-born people.

People living in the North East
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
All people 2,543,492 2,515,337 -1.11 100 100 0
Born outside British Isles 47,527 67,259 41.52 1.87 2.67 0.80

Top 10 places of birth outside British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Country 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Germany 7,257 8,948 23.30 0.29 0.36 0.07
India 4,930 6,166 25.07 0.19 0.25 0.06
Pakistan 4,033 5,491 36.15 0.16 0.22 0.06
Bangladesh 2,195 3,407 55.22 0.09 0.14 0.05
South Africa 1,538 2,655 72.63 0.06 0.11 0.05
Hong Kong 2,525 2,651 4.99 0.10 0.11 0.01
Other Middle East n/a 1,921 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Other Far East n/a 1,878 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a
USA 1,312 1,862 41.92 0.05 0.07 0.02
Australia 1,390 1,740 25.18 0.05 0.07 0.02

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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 +/- %
Ashington 694 871 25.50 1.14 1.42 0.28
Barnard Castle 307 488 58.96 1.28 2.00 0.72
Berwick N 457 453 -0.88 1.71 1.75 0.04
Berwick S 683 823 20.50 1.58 1.90 0.32
Billingham 570 737 29.30 1.41 1.83 0.42
Blaydon E 459 571 24.40 1.21 1.53 0.32
Blaydon W 521 562 7.87 1.14 1.31 0.17
Blyth 527 583 10.63 1.30 1.44 0.14
Chester-Le-Street 352 518 47.16 1.01 1.50 0.49
Consett 506 690 36.36 0.95 1.28 0.33
Cramlington 617 757 22.69 1.58 1.86 0.28
Crook 293 386 31.74 0.94 1.27 0.33
Darlington E 1,111 1,519 36.72 2.57 3.52 0.95
Darlington W 1,127 1,144 1.51 2.62 2.68 0.06
Durham City N 1,044 1,998 91.38 2.41 4.11 1.70
Durham City S 812 1,823 124.51 2.18 4.66 2.48
Eaglescliffe 678 1,228 81.12 2.60 3.43 0.83
East Cleveland 663 774 16.74 1.34 1.61 0.27
Gateshead E 684 858 25.44 1.05 1.40 0.35
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hartlepool E 621 780 25.60 1.31 1.74 0.43
Hartlepool W 463 629 35.85 1.08 1.43 0.35
Hexham E 581 636 9.47 3.36 3.70 0.34
Hexham W 1,010 1,167 15.54 1.76 1.99 0.23
Houghton 423 596 40.90 0.90 1.26 0.36
Howdon 299 667 123.08 1.00 2.27 1.27
Jarrow N 375 486 29.60 0.98 1.28 0.30
Jarrow S 577 668 15.77 1.70 2.00 0.30
Longbenton 767 1,190 55.15 1.36 2.07 0.71
Middlesbrough E 2,446 2,987 22.12 4.20 5.61 1.41
Middlesbrough S 742 908 22.37 1.74 2.04 0.30
Middlesbrough W 1,168 1,377 17.89 2.93 3.71 0.78
Morpeth 404 651 61.14 2.03 3.35 1.32
Newcastle Dinnington 1,133 1,669 47.31 3.43 4.99 1.56
Newcastle E 1,470 2,857 94.35 2.45 4.73 2.28
Newcastle Fenham 2,046 3,322 62.37 4.81 7.53 2.72
Newcastle Jesmond 2,738 5,271 92.51 7.38 11.91 4.53
Newcastle Newburn 753 1,008 33.86 1.46 2.05 0.59
North Shields 612 877 43.30 1.63 2.31 0.68
Peterlee 558 494 -11.47 1.29 1.19 -0.10
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Redcar E 453 534 17.88 1.50 1.80 0.30
Redcar W 984 1,173 19.21 1.50 1.91 0.41
Seaham 343 354 3.21 0.84 0.91 0.07
Sedgefield E 318 409 28.62 0.78 1.04 0.26
Sedgefield W 800 875 9.38 1.78 1.99 0.21
South Hylton 378 531 40.48 0.86 1.33 0.47
South Shields E 555 834 50.27 1.47 2.15 0.68
South Shields W 982 1,636 66.60 2.21 3.83 1.62
Southwick 281 391 39.15 0.72 1.05 0.33
Spennymoor 601 710 18.14 0.96 1.17 0.21
Stanley (Durham) 489 633 29.45 0.97 1.26 0.29
Stockton Fairfield 1,541 1,855 20.38 2.57 3.26 0.69
Stockton Norton 792 1,044 31.82 1.67 2.30 0.63
Sunderland Central 776 1,790 130.67 1.83 4.11 2.28
Sunderland Hendon 1,158 1,523 31.52 2.57 3.53 0.96
Tyne Bridge E 1,014 2,359 132.64 1.97 4.76 2.79
Tyne Bridge W 2,054 2,363 15.04 5.79 8.39 2.60
Wallsend 394 553 40.36 1.84 2.72 0.88
Washington E 596 731 22.65 1.55 1.83 0.28
Washington W 681 596 -12.48 2.07 2.02 -0.05
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whitley Bay 1,046 1,342 28.30 2.23 2.88 0.65
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