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Overview
This category covers people born in the British Indian Ocean territory (the Chagos Islanders), Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal.

Although small in number, it includes two distinct communities. Firstly, there are the British Army Gurkhas from Nepal. The biggest cluster is in Folkestone, the Royal Gurkha Rifles regimental base. Their presence can also be seen in the map and figures in North Yorkshire and Salisbury Plain, both home to major military bases.

Another small group are the Chagos Islanders. These were the former residents of Diego Garcia, a territory now used by the US military, who are seeking to return home.

Concentrations of people born in Other South Asia
Concentrations of people born in Other South Asia
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
6,377 people born in these countries were resident in Britain at the time of the 2001 Census.

844 people from this region living in Folkestone Urban are predominantly British Army Gurkhas.

2,283 people in this category living in the South East, the largest British cluster, represent 0.03% of the population for that region.

0.01% of the British population comprises people from these states.


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Distribution of people born in Other South Asia
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain n/a 6,377 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
 
East Midlands n/a 96 n/a n/a 0.00 n/a
East of England n/a 436 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
London n/a 1,545 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
North East n/a 48 n/a n/a 0.00 n/a
North West n/a 215 n/a n/a 0.00 n/a
Scotland n/a 325 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
South East n/a 2,283 n/a n/a 0.03 n/a
South West n/a 313 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Wales n/a 219 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
West Midlands n/a 278 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Yorks & Humber n/a 619 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a

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TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Nation/region 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Folkestone Urban South East n/a 844 n/a n/a 1.43 n/a
Richmond W Yorks & Humber n/a 359 n/a n/a 0.76 n/a
Bracknell Forest South East n/a 251 n/a n/a 0.40 n/a
Canterbury S South East n/a 170 n/a n/a 0.32 n/a
Aldershot S South East n/a 169 n/a n/a 0.28 n/a
Colchester W East of England n/a 164 n/a n/a 0.33 n/a
Brecon Urban Wales n/a 161 n/a n/a 0.52 n/a
Maidstone W South East n/a 155 n/a n/a 0.29 n/a
Nuneaton E West Midlands n/a 134 n/a n/a 0.28 n/a
North West Dorset South West n/a 115 n/a n/a 0.19 n/a
 
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