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LEFT - Bar chart showing most common countries of birth outside British Isles, 2001: India 466,416; Pakistan 320,767; Germany 262,276; Caribbean 254,740; USA 155,030. RIGHT - Bar chart showing countries of birth outside British Isles showing biggest increase, 1991-2001: Albania 1,374.03%; Ex-Yugoslavia: 242.41%; Sierra Leone: 170.25%; Greece: 142.11%; Zimbabwe: 130.1%.
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British residents born abroad (excluding Republic of Ireland)
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
India 409,130 466,416 14.00 0.75 0.82 0.07
Caribbean 266,902 254,740 -4.56 0.49 0.45 -0.04
Pakistan 234,164 320,767 36.98 0.43 0.56 0.13
Germany 215,113 262,276 21.92 0.39 0.46 0.07
USA 143,590 155,030 7.97 0.26 0.27 0.01
Kenya 112,441 129,356 15.04 0.20 0.23 0.03
Bangladesh 104,925 154,201 46.96 0.19 0.27 0.08
Italy 91,011 107,002 17.57 0.17 0.19 0.02
Cyprus 78,191 77,156 -1.32 0.14 0.14 0.00
Poland 73,951 60,680 -17.95 0.13 0.11 -0.02
Hong Kong 72,884 94,611 29.81 0.13 0.17 0.04
Australia 73,336 106,404 45.09 0.13 0.19 0.06
South Africa 67,918 140,201 106.43 0.12 0.25 0.13
Canada 63,176 70,145 11.03 0.12 0.12 0.00
France 53,371 94,178 76.46 0.10 0.16 0.06
Nigeria 47,201 88,105 86.66 0.09 0.15 0.06
New Zealand 41,203 57,916 40.56 0.08 0.10 0.02
Malaysia 43,608 49,207 12.84 0.08 0.09 0.01
Sri Lanka 39,402 67,832 72.15 0.07 0.12 0.05
Spain 38,606 54,105 40.15 0.07 0.09 0.02
South America 34,518 76,412 121.37 0.06 0.13 0.07
Singapore 33,751 40,180 19.05 0.06 0.07 0.01
Iran 32,158 42,377 31.78 0.06 0.07 0.01
Turkey 26,757 53,964 101.68 0.05 0.09 0.04
Netherlands 29,653 39,972 34.80 0.05 0.07 0.02
Japan 28,247 37,293 32.02 0.05 0.07 0.02
Ex-USSR 27,108 43,182 59.30 0.05 0.08 0.03
Zimbabwe 21,427 49,303 130.10 0.04 0.09 0.05
Portugal 19,904 36,402 82.89 0.04 0.06 0.02
China 23,846 51,717 116.88 0.04 0.09 0.05
Austria 20,688 19,511 -5.69 0.04 0.03 -0.01
Greece 14,459 35,007 142.11 0.03 0.06 0.03
Ex-Yugoslavia 13,846 47,410 242.41 0.03 0.08 0.05
Denmark 14,251 18,493 29.77 0.03 0.03 0.00
Belgium 16,528 21,498 30.07 0.03 0.04 0.01
Sweden 11,001 22,366 103.31 0.02 0.04 0.02
Czech Republic 8,696 12,077 38.88 0.02 0.02 0.00
Sierra Leone 6,280 16,972 170.25 0.01 0.03 0.02
Romania 4,019 7,617 89.52 0.01 0.01 0.00
Finland 5,397 11,228 108.04 0.01 0.02 0.01
Luxembourg 697 1,236 77.33 0.00 0.00 0.00
Albania 154 2,270 1,374.03 0.00 0.00 0.00
Somalia n/a 43,515 n/a n/a 0.08 n/a
Iraq n/a 32,251 n/a n/a 0.06 n/a
Democratic Rep of Congo n/a 8,590 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Afghanistan n/a 14,890 n/a n/a 0.03 n/a

British residents born abroad - regional groupings
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Asian states in ex-USSR n/a 3,440 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Baltic States n/a 10,619 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Non-EU states in W Europe n/a 73,439 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
North Africa n/a 71,923 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
Other Central & W Africa n/a 86,444 n/a n/a 0.15 n/a
Other Eastern Europe 14,032 23,607 68.24 0.03 0.04 0.01
Other European ex-USSR n/a 29,123 n/a n/a 0.05 n/a
Other Far East n/a 118,704 n/a n/a 0.21 n/a
Other Middle East n/a 71,635 n/a n/a 0.13 n/a
Other North America n/a 8,827 n/a n/a 0.02 n/a
Other Oceania n/a 5,571 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
Other South & E Africa n/a 196,651 n/a n/a 0.34 n/a
Other South Asia n/a 6,377 n/a n/a 0.01 n/a
South America 34,518 76,412 121.37 0.06 0.13 0.07

British residents born in the British Isles
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
England 42,897,376 43,967,372 2.49 78.15 77.00 -1.15
Northern Ireland 276,780 295,380 6.72 0.50 0.52 0.02
Republic of Ireland 592,283 494,850 -16.45 1.08 0.87 -0.21
Scotland 5,221,094 5,229,364 0.16 9.51 9.16 -0.35
Wales 2,747,836 2,815,085 2.45 5.01 4.93 -0.08
 
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