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Overview
The small Portugal-born population living in Britain is, anecdotally, one of the most mobile immigrant groups.

The largest static group is found in the Vauxhall area south of the Thames, a long-standing hub for the Portuguese community.

The predominance of Portuguese speakers has now encouraged others who speak the same language to arrive: many Brazilians favour areas like Vauxhall because of the Portuguese-language services and businesses.

Outside London there is a wide spread of Portugal-born people; many arrive for the agricultural picking season and then return home so the Census may not have accurately captured the complete picture.

Concentrations of people born in Portugal
Concentrations of people born in Portugal
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
36,402 people born in Portugal were in Britain in 2001.

60% of Portugal-born people were in London the most popular single area being Vauxhall.

3 mostly agricultural areas predominate outside of the capital: the South West, South East and East of England.

50% of the increase in Portugal-born people between 1991 and 2001 was in the capital.


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Distribution of people born in Portugal
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 19,904 36,402 82.89 0.04 0.06 0.02
 
London 13,191 21,746 64.85 0.20 0.30 0.10
South East 2,688 5,234 94.72 0.04 0.07 0.03
East of England 947 2,632 177.93 0.02 0.05 0.03
South West 659 1,819 176.02 0.01 0.04 0.03
East Midlands 289 1,121 287.89 0.01 0.03 0.02
North West 623 1,061 70.30 0.01 0.02 0.01
West Midlands 451 959 112.64 0.01 0.02 0.01
Yorks & Humber 277 552 99.28 0.01 0.01 0.00
Wales 370 528 42.70 0.01 0.02 0.01
Scotland 240 520 116.67 0.00 0.01 0.01
North East 169 230 36.09 0.01 0.01 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Vauxhall N London 813 1,464 80.07 1.51 2.46 0.95
Vauxhall S London 580 1,233 112.59 1.20 2.26 1.06
Regent's Park London 557 592 6.28 0.69 0.81 0.12
London Central London 439 561 27.79 1.17 1.14 -0.03
Streatham N London 250 542 116.80 0.46 1.07 0.61
Harlesden London 242 522 115.70 0.57 1.34 0.77
Hyde Park London 630 474 -24.76 1.03 0.71 -0.32
Kensal Town London 621 458 -26.25 1.77 1.32 -0.45
Chelsea London 470 432 -8.09 0.91 0.70 -0.21
Brondesbury London 258 425 64.73 0.60 0.83 0.23
 
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