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Overview
Almost 100,000 people born in France were British residents in 2001, making it one of the largest immigrant groups from within the European Union.

The expansion of the EU eastwards since 2001, and the invitation to work extended to nations like Poland, is almost certain to have changed this situation.

France-born people are clustered in two key areas: affluent areas of west London, suggesting many are business people probably working in the City, and near to universities.

One of the most interesting changes was in Kent, where numbers of France-born people grew in areas near the Channel Tunnel terminal.

Concentrations of people born in France
Concentrations of people born in France
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
94,178 people born in France were found living in the UK in the 2001 census, representing 0.16% of the national population.

7 areas of Kent with easy access to the Ashford Channel Tunnel have seen increases in France-born residents.

4,395 France-born people live in London's affluent Kensington and Chelsea.

111% more people born in France now live in the North East than in 1991, equating to a total of 1,254 people.


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Distribution of people born in France
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 53,371 94,178 76.46 0.10 0.16 0.06
 
London 20,987 38,131 81.69 0.31 0.53 0.22
South East 11,429 19,063 66.79 0.15 0.24 0.09
East of England 4,426 7,386 66.88 0.09 0.14 0.05
South West 4,003 6,615 65.25 0.09 0.13 0.04
Scotland 2,377 4,850 104.04 0.05 0.10 0.05
East Midlands 1,772 3,150 77.77 0.04 0.08 0.04
West Midlands 2,235 4,346 94.45 0.04 0.08 0.04
Yorks & Humber 1,857 3,283 76.79 0.04 0.07 0.03
North West 2,542 4,255 67.39 0.04 0.06 0.02
Wales 1,150 1,845 60.43 0.04 0.06 0.02
North East 593 1,254 111.47 0.02 0.05 0.03

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Chelsea London 1,340 2,216 65.37 2.61 3.61 1.00
Kensington London 1,553 2,179 40.31 2.99 3.47 0.48
Hyde Park London 924 1,549 67.64 1.52 2.33 0.81
Hammersmith London 706 1,158 64.02 1.18 1.75 0.57
Fulham London 473 1,135 139.96 1.01 1.98 0.97
Regent's Park London 572 733 28.15 0.71 1.01 0.30
Acton London 385 690 79.22 0.63 1.02 0.39
London Central London 368 686 86.41 0.98 1.39 0.41
Richmond N London 470 646 37.45 0.71 0.94 0.23
Highgate London 384 619 61.20 0.83 1.13 0.30
 
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