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Baltic States
 

Overview
Before the 2001 Census, people from the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were counted as part of the USSR. They are now counted as a separate group but no proper comparison with previous counts is possible.

About 10,000 people from the Baltic states were living in Britain in 2001, with the largest clusters in London, particularly East End areas like East and West Ham and Plaistow. The largest clusters outside the capital were in Bradford and Leicester.

All three countries include large ethnically Russian populations; some of the Baltic state-born people in Britain may actually describe themselves as Russian rather than Lithuanian, Lativan or Estonian.

Concentrations of people born in the Baltic States
Concentrations of people born in the Baltic States
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
10,619 people born in the Baltic states were living in Britain at the 2001 Census, representing 0.02% of the population.
35% of people who were born in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia were recorded in London.

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Distribution of people born in the Baltic States
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 10,619 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
 
East Midlands n/a 1,056 n/a n/a 0.03 n/a
East of England n/a 914 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
London n/a 3,673 n/a n/a 0.05 n/a
North East n/a 239 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
North West n/a 681 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Scotland n/a 306 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
South East n/a 1,177 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
South West n/a 528 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Wales n/a 249 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
West Midlands n/a 841 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 955 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
East Ham S London n/a 116 n/a n/a 0.18 n/a
East Ham N London n/a 89 n/a n/a 0.18 n/a
Forest Gate London n/a 88 n/a n/a 0.17 n/a
Plaistow London n/a 87 n/a n/a 0.23 n/a
Hyde Park London n/a 70 n/a n/a 0.11 n/a
Tottenham S London n/a 64 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
Narborough East Midlands n/a 61 n/a n/a 0.18 n/a
Finchley London n/a 57 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Poplar London n/a 57 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a
King's Lynn W East of England n/a 56 n/a n/a 0.11 n/a
 
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