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Overview
The numbers for Czech-born people are among those to be treated with caution because of a rapidly changing situation.

Firstly, the Czech and Slovak republics have produced large numbers of Roma-Gypsy refugees in the five years since the 2001 Census.

Today, both countries are new EU members whose citizens can work elsewhere in Europe. But before accession some of the workers were almost certainly among the undeclared working in the 'black' economy.

Further back a different refugee movement formed a prominent group of Czechs in Britain: Jewish children brought over to escape the Nazis in the 1930s.

Concentrations of people born in the Czech Republic
Concentrations of people born in the Czech Republic
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
12,077 Czech-born people were in the UK in 2001, according to the census.

35% were resident in London, with several clusters in Jewish communities, reflecting people who fled the Nazis.

180 Czech-born people appearing in Dover represent some of the arrivals of Roma asylum seekers in this period.

110 in Newcastle include similar asylum arrivals and those sent to accommodation around Britain.


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Distribution of people born in the Czech Republic
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 8,696 12,077 38.88 0.02 0.02 0.00
 
East Midlands 388 450 15.98 0.01 0.01 0.00
East of England 777 1,343 72.84 0.02 0.02 0.00
London 3,437 4,236 23.25 0.05 0.06 0.01
North East 129 294 127.91 0.01 0.01 0.00
North West 693 745 7.50 0.01 0.01 0.00
Scotland 272 343 26.10 0.01 0.01 0.00
South East 1,503 2,780 84.96 0.02 0.03 0.01
South West 483 727 50.52 0.01 0.01 0.00
Wales 203 200 -1.48 0.01 0.01 0.00
West Midlands 439 511 16.40 0.01 0.01 0.00
Yorks & Humber 372 448 20.43 0.01 0.01 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Golders Green London 197 175 -11.17 0.47 0.36 -0.11
Finchley London 76 132 73.68 0.13 0.18 0.05
Highgate London 207 114 -44.93 0.45 0.21 -0.24
Hyde Park London 131 110 -16.03 0.21 0.17 -0.04
Fortis Green London 94 97 3.19 0.19 0.18 -0.01
Richmond N London 76 93 22.37 0.12 0.14 0.02
Colindale London 80 82 2.50 0.14 0.14 0.00
Kensington London 102 79 -22.55 0.20 0.13 -0.07
Mill Hill London 55 72 30.91 0.13 0.16 0.03
Acton London 60 71 18.33 0.10 0.10 0.00
 
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