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Other Middle East
 

Overview
This category comprises all the nations in this region except Iran and Iraq. The full list is: Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

No data for this category was recorded in the 1991 Census so it is impossible to accurately measure change.

However, according to the 2001 figures, some 72,000 people born in the Middle East outside Iran and Iraq are in Britain, about 40% of them in London alone.

The highest numbers are in central London, with other clusters in Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool and Manchester.

Concentrations of people born in Other Middle East
Concentrations of people born in Other Middle East
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
71,635 people born in the Middle East outside Iran and Iraq were counted by the 2001 Census, about 0.13% of the British population.
9 of the most popular 10 destinations are in London, the other is in Birmingham.

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Distribution of people born in Other Middle East
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 71,635 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
 
London n/a 29,886 n/a n/a 0.42 n/a
South East n/a 9,071 n/a n/a 0.11 n/a
North West n/a 5,431 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
West Midlands n/a 5,186 n/a n/a 0.10 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 4,668 n/a n/a 0.09 n/a
East of England n/a 4,147 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
South West n/a 3,542 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a
Scotland n/a 3,289 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
East Midlands n/a 2,580 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
North East n/a 1,921 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Wales n/a 1,914 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London n/a 1,677 n/a n/a 2.52 n/a
Regent's Park London n/a 1,465 n/a n/a 2.01 n/a
Sparkbrook West Midlands n/a 1,260 n/a n/a 1.99 n/a
Kensington London n/a 1,140 n/a n/a 1.81 n/a
Golders Green London n/a 1,047 n/a n/a 2.17 n/a
Acton London n/a 1,030 n/a n/a 1.52 n/a
Colindale London n/a 902 n/a n/a 1.53 n/a
Finchley London n/a 883 n/a n/a 1.22 n/a
Chelsea London n/a 855 n/a n/a 1.39 n/a
Hammersmith London n/a 650 n/a n/a 0.98 n/a
 
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