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Overview
Figures for Albania require caution: fluctuations associated with movements of asylum seekers in Europe have almost certainly affected the number in Britain.

In 2001 there were a little over 2,200 people born in Albania living in Britain, an enormous increase on the 150 resident in 1991.

The majority of that 150 would have been refugees from the former Communist regime - a regime that imposed the death penalty for attempting to emigrate.

Those who followed after communism's collapse are widely spread through the country, reflecting the policy of asylum seeker dispersal, although numbers in individual areas are small.

Concentrations of people born in Albania
Concentrations of people born in Albania
Map on right shows country as if areas with roughly equal populations were the same size. So, densely populated London takes up much more space than sparsely populated Scottish Highlands.

At-a-glance
2,270 people born in Albania were in Britain at the 2001 Census.

10 areas with the largest Albanian clusters in 2001 had communities smaller than 50 people.

4 regions of Britain include clusters of Albania-born people, representing areas where asylum seekers and refugees were housed.

36% of Albanians in Britain were in London in 2001 some 820 people in all.


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Distribution of people born in Albania
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 154 2,270 1,374.03 0.00 0.00 0.00
 
North East 2 113 5,550.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wales 1 29 2,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
West Midlands 7 194 2,671.43 0.00 0.00 0.00
East of England 7 193 2,657.14 0.00 0.00 0.00
East Midlands 5 124 2,380.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North West 8 133 1,562.50 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scotland 4 63 1,475.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yorks & Humber 17 233 1,270.59 0.00 0.00 0.00
London 69 816 1,082.61 0.00 0.01 0.01
South East 28 311 1,010.71 0.00 0.00 0.00
South West 6 61 916.67 0.00 0.00 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Redcar W North East 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.05 0.05
Barnsley Ardsley Yorks & Humber 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.07 0.07
Shepherds Bush London 3 <50* n/a 0.01 0.06 0.05
Howdon North East 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.08 0.08
Selhurst London 1 <50* n/a 0.00 0.04 0.04
Wembley London 4 <50* n/a 0.01 0.07 0.06
Coventry Longford West Midlands 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.04 0.04
Hammersmith London 3 <50* n/a 0.01 0.03 0.02
Portsea South East 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.04 0.04
Sydenham London 0 <50* n/a 0.00 0.05 0.05

*Area has fewer than 50 residents born in Albania
 
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