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At-a-glance
168,142 people born abroad were living in Scotland at the time of the census, 3.3% of the population.

34% more foreign-born people were living in Scotland in 2001 than in 1991 one the fastest rates of change.

8.93% of people in south-west Aberdeen are foreign-born predominantly oil industry workers.

172 people in Glasgow Easterhouse, 0.63% of residents, were born abroad the smallest number in Scotland.


Scotland has the third lowest number of people who were born abroad but it has seen one of the fastest rates of recent change.

The largest group in the Census is people born in Germany, probably because of the children of military personnel born while stationed there. After Pakistan-born, the next largest group is US-born.

Edinburgh and Glasgow perhaps unsurprisingly have the largest numbers of people born abroad six areas across the two cities have more than the GB average.

But further north, the economy plays its part again: areas closest to the Aberdeen oil fields have large numbers of foreign-born, particularly US and Dutch born.

People living in Scotland
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
All people 4,998,780 5,062,011 1.26 100 100 0
Born outside British Isles 125,071 168,142 34.44 2.50 3.32 0.82

Top 10 places of birth outside British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Country 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Germany 13,907 18,703 34.49 0.28 0.37 0.09
Pakistan 9,452 12,645 33.78 0.19 0.25 0.06
USA 12,635 11,149 -11.76 0.25 0.22 -0.03
India 9,001 10,523 16.91 0.18 0.21 0.03
Canada 7,961 8,569 7.64 0.16 0.17 0.01
South Africa 4,374 7,803 78.40 0.09 0.15 0.06
Australia 5,077 7,555 48.81 0.10 0.15 0.05
Hong Kong 5,940 7,068 18.99 0.12 0.14 0.02
Non-EU states in W Europe n/a 4,943 n/a n/a 0.10 n/a
Italy 3,920 4,936 25.92 0.08 0.10 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 +/- %
Edinburgh Holyrood 1,752 4,788 173.29 9.92 17.27 7.35
Glasgow University 2,921 5,083 74.02 12.83 14.20 1.37
Edinburgh Morningside 3,340 6,347 90.03 9.25 12.22 2.97
Edinburgh N 2,995 5,805 93.82 7.32 11.29 3.97
Glasgow Pollokshields 3,795 5,939 56.50 8.49 11.18 2.69
Dundee SW 1,301 1,777 36.59 6.49 10.93 4.44
Aberdeen Queens X 1,166 1,366 17.15 6.74 9.27 2.53
Aberdeen SW 2,946 4,041 37.17 7.35 8.93 1.58
Edinburgh Murrayfield 1,910 2,778 45.45 4.78 8.78 4.00
Old Aberdeen 1,728 3,454 99.88 3.65 7.38 3.73
Glasgow Partick 2,314 3,431 48.27 4.95 6.84 1.89
St Andrews 1,579 2,599 64.60 3.67 6.82 3.15
Glasgow Calton 1,479 965 -34.75 4.05 6.66 2.61
Glasgow Cowlairs 976 2,335 139.24 2.46 6.44 3.98
Edinburgh Sighthill 2,202 3,760 70.75 3.82 5.96 2.14
Balerno 1,101 1,403 27.43 4.60 5.60 1.00
Dundee SE 1,029 1,320 28.28 4.25 5.50 1.25
Glasgow Maryhill 1,206 1,908 58.21 3.25 5.41 2.16
Leith 812 1,522 87.44 2.88 4.94 2.06
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Banchory 1,574 2,245 42.63 4.37 4.87 0.50
Edinburgh Cors'phine 1,375 2,286 66.25 2.95 4.82 1.87
Glasgow Newlands 1,075 1,398 30.05 3.30 4.73 1.43
Forres 1,088 1,441 32.44 3.16 4.72 1.56
Edinburgh Kaimes 795 1,162 46.16 2.88 4.67 1.79
Milngavie 997 1,093 9.63 3.62 4.62 1.00
Dyce 785 1,327 69.04 2.81 4.53 1.72
Edinburgh E 1,597 2,713 69.88 2.61 4.42 1.81
Stirling Rural 1,153 1,530 32.70 3.29 4.25 0.96
Glasgow Knightswood 1,208 1,514 25.33 3.79 4.15 0.36
Stirling Urban 490 754 53.88 2.71 4.12 1.41
Queensferry 1,427 1,356 -4.98 3.65 4.08 0.43
Coupar Angus 1,100 1,283 16.64 2.84 3.81 0.97
Newburgh 1,019 1,527 49.85 3.11 3.72 0.61
Giffnock 1,555 1,869 20.19 3.27 3.71 0.44
Crieff 1,274 1,965 54.24 2.62 3.58 0.96
Bearsden & Kirk'loch S 1,566 1,841 17.56 3.34 3.53 0.19
Dundee NW 748 1,507 101.47 2.16 3.49 1.33
Sidlaw & Carnoustie 1,387 1,801 29.85 2.21 3.49 1.28
Inverness E 1,798 2,313 28.64 3.13 3.46 0.33
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Livingston Central 1,173 1,442 22.93 3.02 3.43 0.41
Tweeddale 837 888 6.09 2.53 3.38 0.85
Helensburgh 1,192 1,073 -9.98 3.09 3.34 0.25
Bridge of Allan 537 1,051 95.72 2.09 3.30 1.21
Perth Central 691 985 42.55 2.57 3.15 0.58
Aberdeen W 1,002 1,575 57.19 2.47 3.12 0.65
Stonehaven 1,962 1,087 -44.60 5.79 3.12 -2.67
Glasgow Ibrox 352 430 22.16 1.57 3.08 1.51
Kirkcaldy S 619 794 28.27 2.63 3.08 0.45
Haddington 1,138 1,442 26.71 2.57 3.02 0.45
Lorn 672 680 1.19 2.84 2.97 0.13
Mallaig 388 553 42.53 2.01 2.95 0.94
Elgin 892 1,384 55.16 2.14 2.91 0.77
Inverurie 1,562 1,611 3.14 2.85 2.90 0.05
Dunfermline Central 877 623 -28.96 2.56 2.85 0.29
Dingwall & Skye 1,392 1,519 9.12 2.71 2.84 0.13
Musselburgh 269 456 69.52 1.65 2.81 1.16
Barrhead 790 1,086 37.47 2.10 2.79 0.69
Bute 3,130 1,094 -65.05 7.53 2.70 -4.83
Aberdeen Nigg Bay 1,090 679 -37.71 3.45 2.66 -0.79
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Dundee NE 788 1,080 37.06 2.14 2.59 0.45
Livingston Rural 778 1,150 47.81 2.01 2.57 0.56
Ettrick & Lauderdale 577 650 12.65 2.11 2.56 0.45
Dunfermline SW 629 811 28.93 2.05 2.54 0.49
Glenrothes 1,043 1,153 10.55 2.26 2.49 0.23
Shetland 414 547 32.13 1.84 2.49 0.65
Dunfermline NE 716 1,443 101.54 1.91 2.48 0.57
Hamilton Cadzow 254 346 36.22 2.13 2.48 0.35
Dumfries Central 693 937 35.21 1.99 2.46 0.47
Glasgow Nitshill 495 1,001 102.22 1.21 2.45 1.24
Largs & Cumbrae 785 1,045 33.12 1.82 2.45 0.63
Midlothian NW 440 650 47.73 1.84 2.45 0.61
Berwickshire 345 534 54.78 1.90 2.44 0.54
Linlithgow N 465 638 37.20 1.70 2.44 0.74
Greenock S 432 756 75.00 1.50 2.42 0.92
Forfar 667 788 18.14 2.46 2.40 -0.06
Nithsdale 937 1,165 24.33 1.86 2.35 0.49
Montrose & Arbroath 1,590 1,134 -28.68 2.90 2.32 -0.58
Alloa 1,219 1,353 10.99 2.14 2.30 0.16
Caithness 905 811 -10.39 2.69 2.29 -0.40
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Kirkcaldy N 366 516 40.98 1.66 2.29 0.63
Linwood 413 826 100.00 1.27 2.29 1.02
Paisley Blackhall 356 507 42.42 1.48 2.26 0.78
Belshill 378 488 29.10 1.63 2.25 0.62
Carrick 849 1,106 30.27 1.82 2.24 0.42
Inverness W 514 375 -27.04 2.30 2.24 -0.06
Ayr Ventral 527 473 -10.25 1.86 2.22 0.36
Roxburgh 862 931 8.00 2.00 2.21 0.21
Prestwick & Troon 774 892 15.25 2.05 2.15 0.10
Paisley Gallowhill 537 722 34.45 1.65 2.14 0.49
Turriff 371 678 82.75 1.56 2.09 0.53
Glasgow Robroyston 468 650 38.89 1.35 2.08 0.73
Midlothian SE 650 943 45.08 1.75 2.07 0.32
Falkirk Central 495 539 8.89 1.82 2.05 0.23
Greenock N 429 633 47.55 1.19 2.03 0.84
Kilsyth 345 546 58.26 1.30 2.00 0.70
Bridge of Weir 853 987 15.71 1.60 1.99 0.39
East Kilbride N 571 705 23.47 1.67 1.98 0.31
Orkney 282 371 31.56 1.44 1.93 0.49
Stornoway 241 258 7.05 1.55 1.91 0.36
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Dumfries E 584 598 2.40 1.80 1.90 0.10
East Kilbride S 639 948 48.36 1.38 1.89 0.51
Buchan 640 613 -4.22 1.89 1.88 -0.01
Cumbernauld 650 674 3.69 1.82 1.85 0.03
Prestonpans 341 473 38.71 1.45 1.81 0.36
Glasgow Cardonald 404 634 56.93 1.25 1.75 0.50
Glasgow Castlemilk 400 380 -5.00 1.30 1.74 0.44
Falkirk Laurieston 383 576 50.39 1.44 1.73 0.29
Grangemouth 710 759 6.90 1.51 1.73 0.22
Dumbarton Central 518 800 54.44 1.34 1.72 0.38
Eilean Siar Rural 203 222 9.36 1.44 1.71 0.27
Leven 260 387 48.85 1.46 1.70 0.24
Cowdenbeath 807 683 -15.37 1.50 1.66 0.16
Irvine 491 536 9.16 1.37 1.63 0.26
Kirkintilloch N 268 298 11.19 1.18 1.60 0.42
Port Glasgow 374 347 -7.22 1.49 1.60 0.11
Kilmarnock Central 504 580 15.08 1.32 1.58 0.26
Rutherglen W 536 646 20.52 1.29 1.56 0.27
Linlithgow S 474 712 50.21 1.21 1.55 0.34
Saltcoats & Arran 387 428 10.59 1.21 1.55 0.34
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Kilmarnock Rural 552 659 19.38 1.32 1.54 0.22
Denny 538 635 18.03 1.34 1.52 0.18
Glasgow Baillieston 448 715 59.60 1.19 1.49 0.30
Lanark 647 737 13.91 1.39 1.49 0.10
Stranraer 395 421 6.58 1.31 1.48 0.17
Wick 377 258 -31.56 1.89 1.47 -0.42
Banff 508 497 -2.17 1.25 1.46 0.21
Clydebank 493 615 24.75 1.08 1.45 0.37
Hamilton N 295 352 19.32 1.15 1.45 0.30
Johnstone 393 449 14.25 1.25 1.45 0.20
Chryston 450 592 31.56 1.18 1.44 0.26
Larkhall 415 470 13.25 1.20 1.44 0.24
Motherwell 482 613 27.18 1.11 1.44 0.33
Glasgow Blairdardie 286 298 4.20 0.96 1.43 0.47
Kilwinning 321 468 45.79 1.25 1.43 0.18
Airdrie 190 311 63.68 0.88 1.41 0.53
Rutherglen E 243 278 14.40 1.17 1.39 0.22
Glasgow Milton 183 280 53.01 0.77 1.35 0.58
Blantyre 524 583 11.26 1.12 1.33 0.21
Wishaw 487 524 7.60 1.14 1.32 0.18
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Shotts 583 837 43.57 0.92 1.27 0.35
Glasgow Parkhead 209 201 -3.83 0.87 1.04 0.17
Cumnock & Doon V'ley 426 404 -5.16 1.00 0.99 -0.01
Coatbridge 306 343 12.09 0.79 0.97 0.18
Glasgow Easterhouse 166 172 3.61 0.52 0.63 0.11
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