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Overview
Some 70,000 people born in Canada were living in Britain at the 2001 Census up slightly from 1991.

London dominates the figures, but Scotland also makes an appearance the nation was a source for emigration to English-speaking Canada.

Many young Canadians have found it easier to come to Britain over the years because visa rules favoured people from the old Commonwealth nations with either a parent or grandparent born in the UK.

Young Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans have taken advantage of the same rule to enter.

Concentrations of people born in Canada
Concentrations of people born in Canada
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
70,145 people born in Canada were living in Britain in 2001, according to the census some 0.12% of the total population.

11% more Canadians are resident in Britain than a decade before, equating to 7,000 people.

6 regions of Britain saw increases of less than 200 people born in Canada over the last 10 years.

9 out of the top 10 clusters are in London, the remainder is in Cambridge.


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Distribution of people born in Canada
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 63,176 70,145 11.03 0.12 0.12 0.00
 
London 11,614 15,283 31.59 0.17 0.21 0.04
South East 12,806 13,992 9.26 0.17 0.17 0.00
Scotland 7,961 8,569 7.64 0.16 0.17 0.01
South West 6,432 6,957 8.16 0.14 0.14 0.00
East of England 5,821 6,166 5.93 0.12 0.11 -0.01
East Midlands 3,114 3,286 5.52 0.08 0.08 0.00
North West 5,223 5,242 0.36 0.08 0.08 0.00
Wales 2,009 2,117 5.38 0.07 0.07 0.00
West Midlands 3,461 3,639 5.14 0.07 0.07 0.00
Yorks & Humber 3,265 3,307 1.29 0.07 0.07 0.00
North East 1,470 1,587 7.96 0.06 0.06 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 475 576 21.26 0.78 0.87 0.09
Chelsea London 490 564 15.10 0.95 0.92 -0.03
Kensington London 411 504 22.63 0.79 0.80 0.01
Regent's Park London 323 428 32.51 0.40 0.59 0.19
Highgate London 326 403 23.62 0.70 0.73 0.03
Richmond N London 281 382 35.94 0.43 0.56 0.13
Fulham London 186 380 104.30 0.40 0.66 0.26
Cambridge W East of England 277 365 31.77 0.67 0.67 0.00
Holborn London 224 353 57.59 0.60 0.64 0.04
Hammersmith London 192 352 83.33 0.32 0.53 0.21
 
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