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Overview
People born in Nigeria are overwhelmingly concentrated in London principally the capital's south.

The Nigerian-born population rose in percentage terms over the 10 years up to 2001, reflecting a general growth in African communities in Britain.

That growth was seen mostly in the south London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The figures show Peckham - one of the most diverse areas of the country - with the most Nigerian-born people in Britain: 3,189.

More recent figures suggest the growth of west African communities will continue to be a feature of modern migration.

Concentrations of people born in Nigeria
Concentrations of people born in Nigeria
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
88,105 Nigerian born people were living in Britain at the time of the Census three quarters of them in London.

17,000 of London's Nigerians were recorded in Southwark and Lambeth, two of south London's most diverse boroughs.

126% more Nigerian-born people were living in the East of England than in 1991, representing 3,100 people in total.

0.15% of Britain's population was born in Nigeria by 2001; the North East had the smallest population, counting some 552 people at the Census.


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Distribution of people born in Nigeria
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 47,201 88,105 86.66 0.09 0.15 0.06
 
East Midlands 688 1,382 100.87 0.02 0.03 0.01
East of England 1,394 3,160 126.69 0.03 0.06 0.03
London 36,053 68,910 91.14 0.54 0.96 0.42
North East 286 552 93.01 0.01 0.02 0.01
North West 2,020 2,978 47.43 0.03 0.04 0.01
Scotland 843 1,253 48.64 0.02 0.02 0.00
South East 2,661 4,719 77.34 0.04 0.06 0.02
South West 993 1,431 44.11 0.02 0.03 0.01
Wales 356 562 57.87 0.01 0.02 0.01
West Midlands 1,030 1,759 70.78 0.02 0.03 0.01
Yorks & Humber 877 1,399 59.52 0.02 0.03 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Peckham London 2,041 3,189 56.25 5.21 6.98 1.77
Southwark N London 958 2,343 144.57 2.32 4.59 2.27
Hackney S London 1,344 2,323 72.84 2.54 3.55 1.01
Camberwell Green London 1,085 2,294 111.43 2.71 6.26 3.55
Deptford N London 1,324 2,128 60.73 3.29 4.83 1.54
Vauxhall N London 1,242 2,053 65.30 2.30 3.46 1.16
Shoreditch London 986 1,885 91.18 2.67 4.58 1.91
Vauxhall S London 1,310 1,799 37.33 2.71 3.30 0.59
Bermondsey London 737 1,784 142.06 1.65 3.11 1.46
Canning Town London 529 1,656 213.04 1.73 4.00 2.27
 
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