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Overview
With a complement of about 40,000 people, the Netherlands-born population is one of the smaller European Union groups in Britain.

Like most other EU nations - except Italy - they are predominantly clustered in London and the South East, which are home to four out of every 10 Netherlands-born people in Britain.

Relatively affluent Surrey on London's commuter belt is home to a number of Netherlands clusters, particularly Woking, which saw the greatest single increase between 1991 and 2001.

Another area that saw a big increase is Banchory, near Aberdeen - the home of Oil firm Royal Dutch and Shell.

Concentrations of people born in the Netherlands
Concentrations of people born in the Netherlands
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
39,972 Netherlands-born people were living in Britain in 2001, up by almost 40% on 1991.

11 nations and regions of Britain saw increases, albeit mostly small rises.

479 Netherlands-born people in Woking East make it the largest cluster in the country.

2 areas close to the Aberdeen oil industry are among the top clusters for Netherlands-born people.


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Distribution of people born in the Netherlands
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 29,653 39,972 34.80 0.05 0.07 0.02
 
South East 7,406 9,452 27.63 0.10 0.12 0.02
London 6,055 8,676 43.29 0.09 0.12 0.03
East of England 3,677 4,446 20.91 0.07 0.08 0.01
South West 2,443 3,496 43.10 0.05 0.07 0.02
North West 2,267 2,674 17.95 0.03 0.04 0.01
Scotland 2,153 3,255 51.18 0.04 0.06 0.02
West Midlands 1,411 2,085 47.77 0.03 0.04 0.01
Yorks & Humber 1,392 1,909 37.14 0.03 0.04 0.01
East Midlands 1,384 2,082 50.43 0.04 0.05 0.01
Wales 865 1,143 32.14 0.03 0.04 0.01
North East 600 754 25.67 0.02 0.03 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Nation/region 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Woking E South East 174 479 175.29 0.36 0.96 0.60
Kensington London 279 341 22.22 0.54 0.54 0.00
Chelsea London 238 314 31.93 0.46 0.51 0.05
Hyde Park London 208 312 50.00 0.34 0.47 0.13
Aberdeen SW Scotland 245 291 18.78 0.61 0.64 0.03
Richmond N London 158 210 32.91 0.24 0.31 0.07
Walton South East 327 206 -37.00 1.16 0.70 -0.46
Banchory Scotland 63 191 203.17 0.17 0.41 0.24
Highgate London 120 190 58.33 0.26 0.35 0.09
Fulham London 113 168 48.67 0.24 0.29 0.05
 
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