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Yorks & Humber
 

At-a-glance
235,424 people born outside Britain live in Yorkshire and the Humber 4.74% of the population.

18,579 people born abroad in the Bradford University area form the largest single cluster a third of the local population.

4 areas have seen declines in people born abroad - Hull Marfleet, north Grimsby, Chapel Allerton and east Barnsley.

361 people in Barnsley East represent the smallest cluster of people born abroad in this region down a third from 1991 to 2001.


Some areas of Leeds and Bradford have long been home to migrant communities, but other areas have seen very little immigration until very recently.

The region has seen its foreign-born complement increase by about 30% in the decade to 2001 although it still ranks below the national average of 7.5%.

Drilling down into the region's facts and figures reveals some interesting stories.

The fishing port of Grimsby has a foreign-born population of just 1.88%. But within that, it's home to people from Denmark and Norway trawlermen who stayed on after their boats returned.

People living in Yorks & Humber
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
All people 4,836,394 4,964,843 2.66 100 100 0
Born outside British Isles 180,037 235,424 30.76 3.72 4.74 1.02

Top 10 places of birth outside British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Country 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Pakistan 44,886 59,996 33.66 0.93 1.21 0.28
India 21,381 25,581 19.64 0.44 0.52 0.08
Germany 17,680 20,501 15.96 0.37 0.41 0.04
Caribbean 11,304 10,626 -6.00 0.23 0.21 -0.02
USA 4,743 7,054 48.72 0.10 0.14 0.04
Bangladesh 5,013 6,382 27.31 0.10 0.13 0.03
Other South & E Africa n/a 5,219 n/a n/a 0.11 n/a
South Africa 2,868 5,195 81.14 0.06 0.10 0.04
Hong Kong 4,301 4,993 16.09 0.09 0.10 0.01
Other Middle East n/a 4,668 n/a n/a 0.09 n/a

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People born outside British Isles area by area
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Sort by:
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Anston 366 439 19.95 1.31 1.56 0.25
Armley 1,306 1,706 30.63 3.00 3.78 0.78
Baildon 2,389 2,724 14.02 5.29 6.18 0.89
Barnsley Ardsley 703 860 22.33 1.77 2.33 0.56
Barnsley Cudworth 459 510 11.11 1.09 1.26 0.17
Barnsley E 509 361 -29.08 0.85 1.02 0.17
Barnsley W 367 419 14.17 1.02 1.20 0.18
Batley 4,109 5,286 28.64 7.67 9.61 1.94
Beverley 894 1,425 59.40 2.45 3.22 0.77
Bingley 912 1,243 36.29 2.10 2.77 0.67
Bradford University 15,567 18,579 19.35 29.21 32.02 2.81
Brigg 945 1,047 10.79 1.83 2.02 0.19
Brighouse 869 1,039 19.56 2.12 2.55 0.43
Castleford 377 469 24.40 0.95 1.22 0.27
Chapel Allerton 5,960 5,526 -7.28 14.08 13.93 -0.15
Cleethorpes E 823 974 18.35 1.88 2.17 0.29
Cleethorpes W 875 1,003 14.63 1.98 2.22 0.24
Cottingham 924 1,227 32.79 2.29 2.97 0.68
Darnall 1,847 3,078 66.65 5.15 8.03 2.88
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Denby Dale 659 1,097 66.46 1.39 2.16 0.77
Dewsbury E 2,967 3,715 25.21 9.36 10.98 1.62
Dewsbury W 1,835 2,791 52.10 5.67 8.09 2.42
Don Valley E 1,009 1,297 28.54 2.26 2.71 0.45
Don Valley W 515 620 20.39 1.24 1.52 0.28
Doncaster Adwick 615 658 6.99 1.54 1.68 0.14
Doncaster Armthorpe 1,028 1,231 19.75 2.47 2.99 0.52
Doncaster Stainforth 524 577 10.11 1.19 1.32 0.13
Doncaster Town 1,901 2,106 10.78 3.92 4.63 0.71
East Yorkshire Coast 934 1,010 8.14 1.64 2.00 0.36
East Yorkshire Rural 551 1,181 114.34 2.03 2.80 0.77
Ecclesall 1,938 3,232 66.77 6.00 8.30 2.30
Eccleshill 1,836 2,042 11.22 4.36 4.75 0.39
Featherstone 751 943 25.57 1.69 2.11 0.42
Firth Park 1,701 2,768 62.73 4.97 8.30 3.33
Garforth 1,130 1,384 22.48 1.74 2.14 0.40
Goole 353 407 15.30 1.26 1.48 0.22
Grimsby N 818 774 -5.38 1.91 1.88 -0.03
Grimsby S 978 1,296 32.52 2.05 2.79 0.74
Halifax N 2,532 2,802 10.66 5.93 6.88 0.95
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Halifax S 2,951 3,743 26.84 5.53 6.93 1.40
Hallam Moors 1,144 1,643 43.62 3.10 4.47 1.37
Halton 885 1,401 58.31 2.20 3.40 1.20
Harehills 3,704 4,640 25.27 9.19 11.96 2.77
Harrogate 2,265 3,232 42.69 5.62 7.22 1.60
Headingley 3,138 4,534 44.49 9.60 9.72 0.12
Hessle 628 846 34.71 1.31 1.70 0.39
Holme Valley 687 943 37.26 1.54 2.02 0.48
Howden 743 1,106 48.86 1.95 2.60 0.65
Huddersfield N 3,885 4,005 3.09 13.80 14.31 0.51
Huddersfield S 2,372 2,778 17.12 5.67 6.50 0.83
Hull Bransholme 341 410 20.23 1.20 1.47 0.27
Hull Marfleet 630 602 -4.44 1.15 1.30 0.15
Hull University 1,959 3,301 68.50 3.09 5.31 2.22
Hull W 885 1,258 42.15 2.52 4.20 1.68
Hunslet 593 799 34.74 1.70 2.36 0.66
Intake 1,141 1,709 49.78 2.17 3.50 1.33
Keighley N 2,722 2,986 9.70 6.29 6.61 0.32
Keighley S 2,267 2,911 28.41 5.22 6.47 1.25
Kirkstall 1,507 2,114 40.28 3.72 5.00 1.28
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Knaresborough 1,602 2,105 31.40 3.91 4.88 0.97
Leeds City 4,767 7,502 57.37 8.61 12.82 4.21
Maltby 778 912 17.22 1.29 1.51 0.22
Marsden 4,567 5,236 14.65 7.39 8.20 0.81
Mexborough 410 712 73.66 1.43 1.40 -0.03
Morley 817 1,228 50.31 1.72 2.27 0.55
Mosborough 676 890 31.66 1.35 1.67 0.32
N Humberside Coast 799 894 11.89 1.57 1.75 0.18
Norton 586 880 50.17 1.74 2.68 0.94
Ossett 407 514 26.29 1.38 1.67 0.29
Otley 1,323 1,890 42.86 2.99 4.12 1.13
Owlerton 579 1,118 93.09 1.22 2.47 1.25
Penistone 494 776 57.09 1.14 1.60 0.46
Pontefract 632 673 6.49 1.43 1.56 0.13
Pudsey N 934 1,409 50.86 2.04 2.99 0.95
Pudsey S 1,190 1,718 44.37 2.72 3.82 1.10
Queensbury 2,840 3,703 30.39 6.27 7.87 1.60
Richmond E 866 1,100 27.02 2.12 2.63 0.51
Richmond W 2,499 2,598 3.96 5.65 5.53 -0.12
Ripon 1,942 2,442 25.75 4.91 6.16 1.25
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Rotherham E 1,674 2,238 33.69 4.14 5.82 1.68
Rotherham W 970 1,073 10.62 2.44 2.77 0.33
Rothwell 549 794 44.63 1.45 1.89 0.44
Roundhay 2,912 4,138 42.10 6.91 9.41 2.50
Rydale Rural 988 1,395 41.19 1.69 2.25 0.56
Rydale York 584 947 62.16 3.09 3.52 0.43
Scarborough Rural 884 1,056 19.46 1.91 2.36 0.45
Scarborough Urban 1,148 1,562 36.06 2.35 3.12 0.77
Scunthorpe N 1,772 2,037 14.95 4.36 5.48 1.12
Scunthorpe S 890 1,065 19.66 2.17 2.41 0.24
Selby N 1,179 2,165 83.63 2.68 4.66 1.98
Selby S 652 823 26.23 1.44 1.71 0.27
Sheffield City E 3,028 4,973 64.23 7.48 12.62 5.14
Sheffield City W 4,487 8,050 79.41 10.51 15.81 5.30
Skipton 1,028 1,415 37.65 2.06 2.64 0.58
South Elmsall 485 585 20.62 1.12 1.36 0.24
Spen 1,533 2,013 31.31 3.23 4.09 0.86
Stanley 764 1,097 43.59 1.57 2.06 0.49
Stocksbrid 720 1,020 41.67 1.20 1.70 0.50
Sutton-On-Hull 446 746 67.26 1.15 1.77 0.62
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area
1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Thornton 3,798 4,878 28.44 8.67 10.99 2.32
Todmorden 1,179 1,541 30.70 2.16 2.71 0.55
Tong 2,043 2,661 30.25 4.27 5.76 1.49
Undercliffe 8,941 10,630 18.89 18.00 21.28 3.28
Vale of York Rural 1,684 2,313 37.35 2.88 3.51 0.63
Vale of York Urban 767 1,121 46.15 2.83 3.21 0.38
Wakefield Central 1,884 2,431 29.03 4.19 5.31 1.12
Walkley 687 1,043 51.82 1.95 2.95 1.00
Wentworth E 439 509 15.95 1.06 1.25 0.19
Wentworth W 380 450 18.42 0.91 1.08 0.17
Wetherby 534 761 42.51 2.17 2.87 0.70
York City E 1,650 2,700 63.64 3.63 5.79 2.16
York City W 1,427 2,087 46.25 2.68 3.81 1.13
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