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Other Central & W Africa
 

Overview
This is a category of countries of birth counted for the first time in the 2001 Census, comprising Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo.

Some three-quarters of people born in these countries and recorded in Britain are resident in London.

Their clusters and hubs are in similar areas as for other African states for which there is more detailed information, such as Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Lambeth.

Concentrations of people born in Other Central & W Africa
Concentrations of people born in Other Central & W 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
86,444 people from Central and West Africa states (excepting those individually listed) were in Britain in 2001 about 0.15% of the population.
0.9% of London's population comprises people born in these countries some 65,000 people.

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Distribution of people born in Other Central & W Africa
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 86,444 n/a n/a 0.15 n/a
 
London n/a 64,723 n/a n/a 0.90 n/a
South East n/a 5,542 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a
East Midlands n/a 2,674 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
East of England n/a 3,112 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
West Midlands n/a 2,750 n/a n/a 0.05 n/a
North West n/a 2,599 n/a n/a 0.04 n/a
South West n/a 1,365 n/a n/a 0.03 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 1,638 n/a n/a 0.03 n/a
North East n/a 476 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Scotland n/a 1,076 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Wales n/a 489 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Tottenham N London n/a 2,109 n/a n/a 3.45 n/a
Hackney S London n/a 1,747 n/a n/a 2.67 n/a
Vauxhall S London n/a 1,668 n/a n/a 3.06 n/a
Vauxhall N London n/a 1,599 n/a n/a 2.69 n/a
Peckham London n/a 1,423 n/a n/a 3.11 n/a
Canning Town London n/a 1,390 n/a n/a 3.36 n/a
Camberwell Green London n/a 1,355 n/a n/a 3.70 n/a
Southwark N London n/a 1,350 n/a n/a 2.65 n/a
Forest Gate London n/a 1,307 n/a n/a 2.53 n/a
Selhurst London n/a 1,235 n/a n/a 1.99 n/a
 
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