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Other South & E Africa
 

Overview
This is one of the most difficult groups to interpret because it includes large numbers of people who played a key part in Britain's recent immigration history: east African Asians.

Ugandan Asians, forced out in 1972 by Idi Amin, are among the communities in this category. 11,000 are still found within Leicester city's boundaries.

Another group in this category are the children of British colonial civil servants once stationed overseas.

Other nations in this category include Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Eritrea.

Concentrations of people born in Other South & E Africa
Concentrations of people born in Other South & E 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
196,651 people from these countries were living in Britain in 2001, according to the Census.

0.34% of the British population comprises people born in these states.

1.46% of London's population comprises people born in these states.

18,187 people in this category living in the East Midlands is a historic sign of the area's role in providing a home to East African Asians forced from the continent.


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Distribution of people born in Other South & E Africa
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 196,651 n/a n/a 0.34 n/a
 
East Midlands n/a 18,187 n/a n/a 0.44 n/a
East of England n/a 12,506 n/a n/a 0.23 n/a
London n/a 104,706 n/a n/a 1.46 n/a
North East n/a 1,545 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
North West n/a 8,870 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
Scotland n/a 4,246 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
South East n/a 22,267 n/a n/a 0.28 n/a
South West n/a 7,098 n/a n/a 0.14 n/a
Wales n/a 2,138 n/a n/a 0.07 n/a
West Midlands n/a 9,869 n/a n/a 0.19 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 5,219 n/a n/a 0.11 n/a

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TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Belgrave East Midlands n/a 4,103 n/a n/a 8.60 n/a
Knighton East Midlands n/a 3,139 n/a n/a 5.75 n/a
Greenhill London n/a 2,776 n/a n/a 4.74 n/a
Sudbury London n/a 2,145 n/a n/a 4.36 n/a
Selhurst London n/a 2,028 n/a n/a 3.27 n/a
Rayners Lane London n/a 2,019 n/a n/a 3.89 n/a
Isleworth London n/a 1,802 n/a n/a 2.45 n/a
Tottenham N London n/a 1,776 n/a n/a 2.90 n/a
Evington East Midlands n/a 1,731 n/a n/a 3.96 n/a
Southall W London n/a 1,629 n/a n/a 2.53 n/a
 
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