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Overview
Overall in the 2001 Census there were 321,000 people who said they were born in Pakistan, up a third on 1991 and representing roughly 0.56% of the British population.

London has seen the largest change in the numbers, yet - unlike for other nationalities - the capital does not dominate in terms of overall figures for Pakistan born.

The capital's figures are only marginally bigger than those found in the West Midlands and Yorkshire.

And the local areas with the biggest Pakistan-born communities are all outside London, reflecting economic migration to the Midlands and northern towns.

Concentrations of people born in Pakistan
Concentrations of people born in Pakistan
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
320,767 Pakistan-born people were living in Britain at the time of the Census, up from 234,000 in 1991.

66,655 Pakistan-born people in London make it the most popular region as a whole but the community hubs are mostly outside the capital.

5 of the top population centres for Pakistan-born people are in the West Midlands and a further two are in Yorkshire.

12,073 Pakistan-born people in Bradford's university area comprise 20% of the local population.


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Distribution of people born in Pakistan
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 234,164 320,767 36.98 0.43 0.56 0.13
 
East Midlands 8,727 11,950 36.93 0.22 0.29 0.07
East of England 13,424 17,948 33.70 0.27 0.33 0.06
London 44,637 66,655 49.33 0.67 0.93 0.26
North East 4,033 5,491 36.15 0.16 0.22 0.06
North West 34,653 46,559 34.36 0.52 0.69 0.17
Scotland 9,452 12,645 33.78 0.19 0.25 0.06
South East 20,940 28,413 35.69 0.28 0.36 0.08
South West 3,225 4,036 25.15 0.07 0.08 0.01
Wales 2,898 3,481 20.12 0.10 0.12 0.02
West Midlands 47,289 63,593 34.48 0.92 1.21 0.29
Yorks & Humber 44,886 59,996 33.66 0.93 1.21 0.28

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Bradford University Yorks & Humber 10,236 12,073 17.95 19.21 20.80 1.59
Sparkbrook West Midlands 9,351 11,791 26.09 16.26 18.59 2.33
Undercliffe Yorks & Humber 4,954 6,667 34.58 9.97 13.35 3.38
Ladywood E West Midlands 5,571 6,357 14.11 11.22 11.70 0.48
Fox Hollies West Midlands 4,667 6,352 36.10 9.41 11.74 2.33
Nelson North West 3,446 4,796 39.18 8.04 8.78 0.74
Hodge Hill W West Midlands 3,601 4,747 31.82 12.76 17.06 4.30
Luton High Town East of England 3,305 4,201 27.11 6.63 7.70 1.07
Rochdale S North West 4,122 4,176 1.31 7.79 7.90 0.11
Slough E South East 2,967 4,148 39.80 5.99 7.70 1.71
 
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