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Overview
Britain's Bangladeshi communities are overwhelming concentrated in London, and within London overwhelmingly concentrated in the East End.

Otherwise, of the 154,000 Bangladeshi-born in the country, 15,000 are to be found in Birmingham and 10,000 in Greater Manchester.

Bangladeshi people are a key immigrant community and the census, separately, found 283,000 people of Bangladeshi heritage in Britain.

Future census reports may find fewer people who were born in Bangladesh as the arriving generations age - similar trends can be seen among Irish or Caribbean born. But at the same time, there will probably be a steady growth in a British-born Bangladeshi ethnicity.

Concentrations of people born in Bangladesh
Concentrations of people born in Bangladesh
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
154,000 Bangladeshi-born people were living in the UK in 2001 0.27% of the British population.

11 of the top 20 areas for Bangladeshi populations are in inner London the top one being Poplar with 14,098 people.

4,288 Bangladeshi-born people in Oldham make it the most popular area outside of London.

1% of London's residents were born in Bangladesh one of the few countries of birth to reach this percentage.


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Distribution of people born in Bangladesh
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 104,925 154,201 46.96 0.19 0.27 0.08
 
London 56,585 84,565 49.45 0.85 1.18 0.33
West Midlands 11,560 16,060 38.93 0.22 0.30 0.08
North West 9,220 13,758 49.22 0.14 0.20 0.06
East of England 7,127 10,443 46.53 0.14 0.19 0.05
South East 5,797 8,820 52.15 0.08 0.11 0.03
Yorks & Humber 5,013 6,382 27.31 0.10 0.13 0.03
East Midlands 2,599 3,794 45.98 0.07 0.09 0.02
North East 2,195 3,407 55.22 0.09 0.14 0.05
Wales 2,373 2,968 25.07 0.08 0.10 0.02
South West 1,644 2,823 71.72 0.04 0.06 0.02
Scotland 812 1,181 45.44 0.02 0.02 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Poplar London 6,623 14,098 112.86 10.69 16.86 6.17
Stepney London 12,906 12,821 -0.66 23.59 22.88 -0.71
Bow London 4,034 8,901 120.65 9.09 15.76 6.67
Oldham W North West 2,862 4,288 49.83 6.38 9.49 3.11
East Ham N London 2,354 3,966 68.48 5.23 7.93 2.70
Holborn London 1,931 3,499 81.20 5.19 6.38 1.19
Sparkbrook West Midlands 2,470 3,216 30.20 4.30 5.07 0.77
Ladywood E West Midlands 2,330 2,901 24.51 4.69 5.34 0.65
Luton High Town East of England 2,501 2,850 13.95 5.01 5.23 0.22
East Ham S London 767 2,479 223.21 1.47 3.94 2.47
 
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