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Overview
People born in Northern Ireland, part of the UK, have a similar tradition of migration to Britain as their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. But an added factor for the past decades has been the Troubles.

Unlike the Republic, the number of people in Britain born in Northern Ireland went up between 1991 and 2001.

Most of the increases have been in Scotland there are long-standing ties to both the Protestant and Catholic communities while London is one of the regions where numbers of Northern Ireland-born has gone down.

The 2011 census will show whether a "peace dividend" in Northern Ireland will affect migration.

Concentrations of people born in Northern Ireland
Concentrations of people born in Northern Ireland
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
295,380 people born in Northern Ireland were living in Britain at the 2001 Census, some 0.52% of the population.

6.72% more people born in Northern Ireland were recorded living in Britain in 2001 than in 1991.

29% more Northern Ireland-born people lived in Scotland in 2001 than in 1991 36,000 people in all.

7 of the most popular areas for Northern Ireland-born are in Scotland. Just one is in London.


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Distribution of people born in Northern Ireland
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 276,780 295,380 6.72 0.50 0.52 0.02
 
East Midlands 16,169 18,449 14.10 0.41 0.44 0.03
East of England 22,129 24,976 12.87 0.44 0.46 0.02
London 46,514 43,597 -6.27 0.70 0.61 -0.09
North East 7,125 8,250 15.79 0.28 0.33 0.05
North West 39,592 39,934 0.86 0.59 0.59 0.00
Scotland 27,841 36,089 29.63 0.56 0.71 0.15
South East 42,064 44,698 6.26 0.56 0.56 0.00
South West 22,944 25,539 11.31 0.50 0.52 0.02
Wales 8,666 9,916 14.42 0.31 0.34 0.03
West Midlands 26,240 24,308 -7.36 0.51 0.46 -0.05
Yorks & Humber 17,496 19,624 12.16 0.36 0.40 0.04

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Nation/region 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Edinburgh Morningside Scotland 471 1,179 150.32 1.30 2.27 0.97
Glasgow University Scotland 226 899 297.79 0.99 2.51 1.52
Glasgow Partick Scotland 378 881 133.07 0.81 1.76 0.95
Edinburgh N Scotland 429 877 104.43 1.05 1.71 0.66
Dundee SW Scotland 172 856 397.67 0.86 5.26 4.40
Edinburgh Holyrood Scotland 219 836 281.74 1.24 3.02 1.78
Corby Urban East Midlands 902 716 -20.62 1.70 1.35 -0.35
Liverpool Riverside S North West 394 635 61.17 0.74 1.18 0.44
Edinburgh Murrayfield Scotland 312 625 100.32 0.78 1.98 1.20
Hammersmith London 754 625 -17.11 1.26 0.94 -0.32
 
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