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Overview
As Austria joined the European Union in 1995, a rise in its British population could have been expected between 1991 and 2001.

In fact, the number declined by about 5% to around 19,500 people.

The only two areas of Britain that saw rises in Austrian-born people were Scotland and the North East.

Some of the greatest falls were in London's Regents Park and Golders Green areas.

Both are associated with Jewish life and have been home to some of the Austrian Jews who fled from the Nazis in the 1930s.

Concentrations of people born in Austria
Concentrations of people born in Austria
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
19,511 Austrian-born people were living in the UK in 2001 0.03% of the population.

9 of Britain's 11 nations and regions have seen steep declines in the number of Austrians living there.

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Distribution of people born in Austria
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 20,688 19,511 -5.69 0.04 0.03 -0.01
 
East Midlands 1,000 974 -2.60 0.03 0.02 -0.01
East of England 1,825 1,815 -0.55 0.04 0.03 -0.01
London 6,392 5,771 -9.72 0.10 0.08 -0.02
North East 326 340 4.29 0.01 0.01 0.00
North West 1,885 1,658 -12.04 0.03 0.02 -0.01
Scotland 677 826 22.01 0.01 0.02 0.01
South East 3,843 3,717 -3.28 0.05 0.05 0.00
South West 1,567 1,557 -0.64 0.03 0.03 0.00
Wales 551 495 -10.16 0.02 0.02 0.00
West Midlands 1,158 1,042 -10.02 0.02 0.02 0.00
Yorks & Humber 1,464 1,316 -10.11 0.03 0.03 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Golders Green London 355 240 -32.39 0.84 0.50 -0.34
Hyde Park London 212 188 -11.32 0.35 0.28 -0.07
Kensington London 185 188 1.62 0.36 0.30 -0.06
Chelsea London 145 176 21.38 0.28 0.29 0.01
Highgate London 219 163 -25.57 0.47 0.30 -0.17
Kilburn London 236 148 -37.29 0.53 0.35 -0.18
Regent's Park London 260 143 -45.00 0.32 0.20 -0.12
Richmond N London 130 143 10.00 0.20 0.21 0.01
Finchley London 120 121 0.83 0.21 0.17 -0.04
Stoke Newington London 108 103 -4.63 0.24 0.19 -0.05
 
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