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Overview
Belgium-born people resident in Britain numbered just over 21,000 at the 2001 census one of the smaller national complements in the country.

There was a growth in the number of Belgium-born people across all of the country, although the majority are resident in London and the south-east.

Outside the capital, some small clusters of Belgium-born people are found in areas not necessarily associated with high levels of immigration, such as Southampton and the Tyne Bridge area of Newcastle.

Some of the clustering also appears to be related to university towns.

Concentrations of people born in Belgium
Concentrations of people born in Belgium
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
21,498 Belgium-born people were in the UK in 2001 up almost a third on 1991.

15 of the 20 most popular areas are in the capital, although each has fewer than 200 Belgium-born residents.

0.04% of people in the UK were born in Belgium, the highest concentration being 0.09% in London.

257 Belgium-born people were living in Kensington in 2001, the largest complement of any area but still less than 0.5% of the total local population.


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Distribution of people born in Belgium
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 16,528 21,498 30.07 0.03 0.04 0.01
 
East Midlands 778 1,015 30.46 0.02 0.02 0.00
East of England 1,772 2,055 15.97 0.04 0.04 0.00
London 4,141 6,107 47.48 0.06 0.09 0.03
North East 334 461 38.02 0.01 0.02 0.01
North West 1,118 1,296 15.92 0.02 0.02 0.00
Scotland 716 1,108 54.75 0.01 0.02 0.01
South East 4,061 5,065 24.72 0.05 0.06 0.01
South West 1,435 1,778 23.90 0.03 0.04 0.01
Wales 516 637 23.45 0.02 0.02 0.00
West Midlands 892 1,001 12.22 0.02 0.02 0.00
Yorks & Humber 765 975 27.45 0.02 0.02 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Kensington London 188 257 36.70 0.36 0.41 0.05
Chelsea London 189 216 14.29 0.37 0.35 -0.02
Hyde Park London 152 196 28.95 0.25 0.30 0.05
Golders Green London 153 180 17.65 0.36 0.37 0.01
Stoke Newington London 85 174 104.71 0.19 0.32 0.13
Fulham London 82 142 73.17 0.17 0.25 0.08
Richmond N London 94 140 48.94 0.14 0.20 0.06
Hammersmith London 66 116 75.76 0.11 0.18 0.07
Hackney N London 70 113 61.43 0.15 0.27 0.12
Highgate London 78 112 43.59 0.17 0.20 0.03
 
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