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Overview
Of the 43.9m people identified in the 2001 Census as born in England and resident in Britain, 42.9m live in England itself. About 400,000 are in Scotland and 590,000 in Wales.

In national terms, the number of people born in England has gone up. But as a proportion of the total population, the percentage has decreased slightly, reflecting the increasing significance of immigration from abroad.

One area of Scotland Edinburgh Morningside has more than 10,400 people living there who were born in England.

A further 20 areas of Wales have more than 10,000 England-born people apiece.

Concentrations of people born in England
Concentrations of people born in England
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
44.97m people born in England live in Britain 98% of them in England itself.

77% of Britain's population was born in England down from 78.15% in 1991.

97.88% of the residents in Seaham, County Durham, are England-born - the highest proportion of any area in Britain.

69% of London's population is England-born, down 5% on 1991.


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Distribution of people born in England
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 42,897,376 43,967,372 2.49 78.15 77.00 -1.15
 
East Midlands 3,635,576 3,790,155 4.25 91.97 90.84 -1.13
East of England 4,604,673 4,845,731 5.24 91.08 89.93 -1.15
London 5,001,705 5,010,969 0.19 74.88 69.87 -5.01
North East 2,429,613 2,374,051 -2.29 95.52 94.38 -1.14
North West 6,240,863 6,169,753 -1.14 92.77 91.68 -1.09
Scotland 354,275 408,948 15.43 7.09 8.08 0.99
South East 6,711,683 7,041,745 4.92 89.48 88.02 -1.46
South West 4,219,105 4,464,653 5.82 91.54 90.59 -0.95
Wales 539,739 589,828 9.28 19.04 20.32 1.28
West Midlands 4,636,293 4,693,489 1.23 90.02 89.11 -0.91
Yorks & Humber 4,523,851 4,578,050 1.20 93.54 92.21 -1.33

Areas with highest proportion of English-born
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Seaham North East 40,295 37,955 -5.81 98.29 97.88 -0.41
Southwick North East 38,392 36,470 -5.01 98.31 97.56 -0.75
Barnsley E Yorks & Humber 58,334 34,631 -40.63 97.52 97.37 -0.15
Houghton North East 46,189 46,160 -0.06 98.08 97.35 -0.73
South Hylton North East 43,267 38,737 -10.47 98.05 97.29 -0.76
Sedgefield E North East 39,855 38,136 -4.31 97.97 97.20 -0.77
Wentworth W Yorks & Humber 40,793 40,357 -1.07 97.66 97.18 -0.48
Knowsley N North West 54,184 50,294 -7.18 97.56 97.17 -0.39
St. Helens Sutton North West 36,303 33,442 -7.88 97.12 97.09 -0.03
Peterlee North East 42,192 40,408 -4.23 97.19 97.08 -0.11
 
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