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Overview
The presence of New Zealanders closely mirrors that of Australians with clusters in the capital. Also, many of them are temporary residents whose right to be in the UK is related to Commonwealth ties.

Many New Zealanders in Britain are young people who come after studies, some of them staying permanently. New Zealanders and Australians benefit from more relaxed visa rules than other Commonwealth nations.

Many come to work in Britain's public services especially teaching and the NHS.

This has caused some consternation back home with the government there concerned about a "brain-drain".

Concentrations of people born in New Zealand
Concentrations of people born in New Zealand
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
57,916 people born in New Zealand were in Britain at the 2001 Census up about 40% on 1991 and equal to 0.1% of the population.

47% live in London, mirroring trends seen among Australian ex-pats who share a tradition of post-college gap years to Britain.

10 areas with the largest clusters of New Zealand-born people are in London.

6 out of the 10 areas with the largest New Zealand clusters are also the top neighbourhoods for Australians.


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Distribution of people born in New Zealand
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 41,203 57,916 40.56 0.08 0.10 0.02
 
London 18,365 27,493 49.70 0.27 0.38 0.11
Scotland 2,337 3,413 46.04 0.05 0.07 0.02
East Midlands 1,251 1,711 36.77 0.03 0.04 0.01
South East 7,334 9,945 35.60 0.10 0.12 0.02
West Midlands 1,218 1,625 33.42 0.02 0.03 0.01
East of England 3,367 4,457 32.37 0.07 0.08 0.01
Yorks & Humber 1,240 1,629 31.37 0.03 0.03 0.00
South West 3,055 3,904 27.79 0.07 0.08 0.01
North East 487 611 25.46 0.02 0.02 0.00
North West 1,753 2,159 23.16 0.03 0.03 0.00
Wales 796 969 21.73 0.03 0.03 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Acton London 514 1,045 103.31 0.84 1.54 0.70
Hammersmith London 600 943 57.17 1.01 1.43 0.42
Brondesbury London 391 786 101.02 0.91 1.54 0.63
Hyde Park London 572 725 26.75 0.94 1.09 0.15
Cricklewood London 255 714 180.00 0.66 1.40 0.74
Fulham London 365 697 90.96 0.78 1.22 0.44
Poplar London 94 691 635.11 0.15 0.83 0.68
Kilburn London 478 609 27.41 1.07 1.43 0.36
Regent's Park London 391 575 47.06 0.49 0.79 0.30
Richmond N London 451 558 23.73 0.68 0.81 0.13
 
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