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Overview
Finland's entry into the European Union in 1995 meant its citizens gained rights under the free market to move more easily around Europe.

Over the 10 years prior to 2001 there was a doubling of the number of Finland-born people living in Britain up to about 11,000.

Most of the growth was in London and the South East, the areas of settlement suggesting that the incomers were mostly working in the business community.

Outside of London and the South East, only three areas - those near to Hull, Glasgow and Edinburgh universities - show small clusters of Finland-born people.

Concentrations of people born in Finland
Concentrations of people born in Finland
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
11,228 Finland-born people were living in Britain in 2001 approximately 4,000 of them in London.
10 of Britain's 11 nations and regions have such small populations of Finland-born people they count for just 0.01% or less of the local population.

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Distribution of people born in Finland
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 5,397 11,228 108.04 0.01 0.02 0.01
 
East Midlands 171 376 119.88 0.00 0.01 0.01
East of England 589 1,104 87.44 0.01 0.02 0.01
London 2,030 4,067 100.34 0.03 0.06 0.03
North East 79 145 83.54 0.00 0.01 0.01
North West 277 501 80.87 0.00 0.01 0.01
Scotland 239 631 164.02 0.00 0.01 0.01
South East 1,297 2,641 103.62 0.02 0.03 0.01
South West 281 700 149.11 0.01 0.01 0.00
Wales 84 272 223.81 0.00 0.01 0.01
West Midlands 158 380 140.51 0.00 0.01 0.01
Yorks & Humber 192 411 114.06 0.00 0.01 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 109 130 19.27 0.18 0.20 0.02
Kensington London 95 123 29.47 0.18 0.20 0.02
Chelsea London 88 114 29.55 0.17 0.19 0.02
Richmond N London 80 114 42.50 0.12 0.17 0.05
Highgate London 51 110 115.69 0.11 0.20 0.09
Surrey Heath S South East 14 99 607.14 0.02 0.14 0.12
London Central London 27 93 244.44 0.07 0.19 0.12
Hammersmith London 40 82 105.00 0.07 0.12 0.05
Cambridge W East of England 22 77 250.00 0.05 0.14 0.09
Holborn London 22 75 240.91 0.06 0.14 0.08
 
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