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Overview
The 2001 Census was the first to collect data on people who described themselves as born in North Africa principally Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.

The Census also included the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla (all Spanish territories) in this group, along with the former Portuguese colony of Cape Verde off the African west coast.

However, most of those in Britain from the North Africa-born group will be from the north African Arab countries. Their distribution predominantly in London matches that of other Arab communities in the capital.

Concentrations of people born in North Africa
Concentrations of people born in North Africa
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
71,923 people from North Africa were counted in Britain at the 2001 census, representing some 0.13% of the population.
32,639 of these were in London, by far the largest clusters being in areas known to be hubs of Arab culture in the capital.

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Distribution of people born in North Africa
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 71,923 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
 
East Midlands n/a 2,584 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
East of England n/a 4,738 n/a n/a 0.09 n/a
London n/a 32,639 n/a n/a 0.46 n/a
North East n/a 1,535 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
North West n/a 5,159 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Scotland n/a 3,122 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
South East n/a 10,373 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
South West n/a 3,872 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Wales n/a 1,559 n/a n/a 0.05 n/a
West Midlands n/a 3,035 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 3,307 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Regent's Park London n/a 1,687 n/a n/a 2.32 n/a
Hyde Park London n/a 1,115 n/a n/a 1.68 n/a
Kensal Town London n/a 1,024 n/a n/a 2.95 n/a
Kensington London n/a 959 n/a n/a 1.53 n/a
Chelsea London n/a 739 n/a n/a 1.20 n/a
Hammersmith London n/a 569 n/a n/a 0.86 n/a
Acton London n/a 566 n/a n/a 0.84 n/a
Brondesbury London n/a 546 n/a n/a 1.07 n/a
Cricklewood London n/a 538 n/a n/a 1.05 n/a
London Central London n/a 538 n/a n/a 1.09 n/a
 
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