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Overview
The immigration picture for Hong Kong is complicated because the population has built up in different ways over the years.

Overall, 95,000 people born in Hong Kong were living in Britain at the 2001 census, some 0.17% of the population.

The clusters were widespread: although the Chinese Hong-Kong communities were primarily in London, there were also groups in the North West, in particular Manchester and Liverpool.

However, some of the numbers may also be due to the return of colonial personnel whose children were born in Hong Kong before the handover to China in 1997.

Concentrations of people born in Hong Kong
Concentrations of people born in Hong Kong
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
94,611 people born in Hong Kong were living in Britain during 2001, up almost 30% on 1991.
8 of the top 10 clusters for Hong Kong-born people were in London.

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Distribution of people born in Hong Kong
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 72,884 94,611 29.81 0.13 0.17 0.04
 
East Midlands 3,994 5,241 31.22 0.10 0.13 0.03
East of England 6,130 8,196 33.70 0.12 0.15 0.03
London 18,475 23,326 26.26 0.28 0.33 0.05
North East 2,525 2,651 4.99 0.10 0.11 0.01
North West 7,564 9,047 19.61 0.11 0.13 0.02
Scotland 5,940 7,068 18.99 0.12 0.14 0.02
South East 11,556 17,227 49.07 0.15 0.22 0.07
South West 5,181 7,680 48.23 0.11 0.16 0.05
Wales 2,499 2,855 14.25 0.09 0.10 0.01
West Midlands 4,719 6,327 34.08 0.09 0.12 0.03
Yorks & Humber 4,301 4,993 16.09 0.09 0.10 0.01

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TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 439 593 35.08 0.72 0.89 0.17
Colindale London 386 586 51.81 0.66 0.99 0.33
Kensington London 308 558 81.17 0.59 0.89 0.30
Poplar London 310 555 79.03 0.50 0.66 0.16
Milton Keynes N South East 131 464 254.20 0.26 0.66 0.40
Oxford Headington South East 154 451 192.86 0.32 0.88 0.56
Regent's Park London 505 423 -16.24 0.63 0.58 -0.05
Chelsea London 270 422 56.30 0.52 0.69 0.17
Holborn London 280 400 42.86 0.75 0.73 -0.02
Finchley London 308 388 25.97 0.53 0.53 0.00
 
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