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Overview
Just over half of people born in Japan who lived in Britain in 2001 had their homes in London. In all, there were about 37,000 Japan-born people in Britain with a wide spread of clusters across the capital.

The largest cluster is right in the middle of central London some 2,800 people in all. A band across the northern fringes of London from Barnet to Golders Green is home to a further 2,300.

While there has been a general increase in the numbers of Japan-born people, some areas have seen significant declines almost certainly relating to fluctuations in the Japanese industrial presence in the UK; Peterlee in County Durham and Ewell in Surrey have both seen declines in Japan-born residents.

Concentrations of people born in Japan
Concentrations of people born in Japan
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
37,293 people born in Japan were living in Britain at the time of the Census, representing 0.07% of the population.

9,046 more people born in Japan were living in Britain in 2001 than in 1991 a rise of about 32%.

10 of the largest clusters between 500 and 1,500 people are in London boroughs

807 more Japan-born people were recorded in Acton, west London, representing the biggest change in a local area.


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Distribution of people born in Japan
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 28,247 37,293 32.02 0.05 0.07 0.02
 
South West 724 1,827 152.35 0.02 0.04 0.02
Yorks & Humber 384 913 137.76 0.01 0.02 0.01
East Midlands 410 954 132.68 0.01 0.02 0.01
West Midlands 921 1,679 82.30 0.02 0.03 0.01
North West 646 1,109 71.67 0.01 0.02 0.01
South East 3,904 6,578 68.49 0.05 0.08 0.03
East of England 1,467 2,298 56.65 0.03 0.04 0.01
Scotland 796 1,142 43.47 0.02 0.02 0.00
London 17,268 19,158 10.95 0.26 0.27 0.01
Wales 892 945 5.94 0.03 0.03 0.00
North East 835 690 -17.37 0.03 0.03 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Acton London 983 1,790 82.10 1.61 2.64 1.03
Finchley London 1,420 981 -30.92 2.43 1.35 -1.08
Regent's Park London 850 846 -0.47 1.06 1.16 0.10
Hyde Park London 399 683 71.18 0.65 1.03 0.38
Barnet W London 846 673 -20.45 1.77 1.53 -0.24
Golders Green London 922 643 -30.26 2.18 1.33 -0.85
Highgate London 472 601 27.33 1.02 1.10 0.08
Wimbledon N London 533 586 9.94 1.32 1.27 -0.05
Kilburn London 566 566 0.00 1.27 1.33 0.06
Kensington London 466 565 21.24 0.90 0.90 0.00
 
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