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Overview
A third of the 49,000 people born in Malaysia living in Britain were resident in London according to the 2001 Census.

Some smaller clusters of people born in the country are found outside London, principally in the South East - especially Portsmouth - plus Sheffield, Leeds, and areas of Manchester.

Malaysia itself is ethnically diverse, with ethnic Chinese comprising the second largest group in the country.

It is this group that predominantly makes up the Malaysian-born population in Britain, which explains why the clusters appear in similar places to people born in China or Hong Kong.

Concentrations of people born in Malaysia
Concentrations of people born in Malaysia
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
49,207 people born in Malaysia were living in the UK in 2001 up from 43,608 in 1991.
0.09% of people living in Britain in 2001 were born in Malaysia.

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Distribution of people born in Malaysia
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 43,608 49,207 12.84 0.08 0.09 0.01
 
London 16,217 16,124 -0.57 0.24 0.22 -0.02
South East 7,020 8,734 24.42 0.09 0.11 0.02
East of England 3,833 4,703 22.70 0.08 0.09 0.01
South West 2,726 3,549 30.19 0.06 0.07 0.01
West Midlands 2,404 2,930 21.88 0.05 0.06 0.01
Scotland 2,511 2,890 15.09 0.05 0.06 0.01
North West 2,443 2,779 13.75 0.04 0.04 0.00
Yorks & Humber 2,406 2,603 8.19 0.05 0.05 0.00
East Midlands 1,793 2,486 38.65 0.05 0.06 0.01
Wales 1,282 1,367 6.63 0.05 0.05 0.00
North East 973 1,042 7.09 0.04 0.04 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 669 727 8.67 1.10 1.09 -0.01
Kensington London 408 412 0.98 0.79 0.66 -0.13
Regent's Park London 504 372 -26.19 0.63 0.51 -0.12
Colindale London 266 317 19.17 0.45 0.54 0.09
Sheffield City W Yorks & Humber 139 304 118.71 0.33 0.60 0.27
Holborn London 195 288 47.69 0.52 0.53 0.01
Finchley London 284 286 0.70 0.49 0.39 -0.10
Cambridge W East of England 145 275 89.66 0.35 0.51 0.16
Chelsea London 200 274 37.00 0.39 0.45 0.06
Acton London 269 271 0.74 0.44 0.40 -0.04
 
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