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Overview
The figures for Romania in the 2001 Census are among those that need to be treated with caution.

The population has fluctuated considerably as workers from the former communist dictatorship moved into western Europe; some of those workers are accused of having been in countries like Britain without valid visas, one of the sources of recent rows over immigration controls.

The 2001 census recorded little over 7,500 people in Britain who had been born in Romania. By and large, the numbers outside London were so small all less than 50 per local area - they are not recognisable clusters in any way comparable with other immigrant groups.

Concentrations of people born in Romania
Concentrations of people born in Romania
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
7,617 people living in Britain in 2001 were born in Romania, according to the Census.

40% of these people were recorded in London, the most popular area being Cricklewood with 95 Romania-born.

2 areas outside London figure in the top 20 localities: the university areas of Oxford West and Cambridge West.

1 area of Scotland figures in the top destinations outside London; nowhere in Wales figures as a key cluster.


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Distribution of people born in Romania
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 4,019 7,617 89.52 0.01 0.01 0.00
 
East Midlands 160 410 156.25 0.00 0.01 0.01
East of England 419 662 58.00 0.01 0.01 0.00
London 1,812 3,056 68.65 0.03 0.04 0.01
North East 37 142 283.78 0.00 0.01 0.01
North West 344 493 43.31 0.01 0.01 0.00
Scotland 105 327 211.43 0.00 0.01 0.01
South East 464 1,239 167.03 0.01 0.02 0.01
South West 198 436 120.20 0.00 0.01 0.01
Wales 79 132 67.09 0.00 0.00 0.00
West Midlands 167 354 111.98 0.00 0.01 0.01
Yorks & Humber 234 366 56.41 0.00 0.01 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Cricklewood London 21 95 352.38 0.05 0.19 0.14
Golders Green London 75 85 13.33 0.18 0.18 0.00
Hyde Park London 122 80 -34.43 0.20 0.12 -0.08
Kensington London 63 64 1.59 0.12 0.10 -0.02
Finchley London 38 61 60.53 0.06 0.08 0.02
Chelsea London 41 60 46.34 0.08 0.10 0.02
Colindale London 43 55 27.91 0.07 0.09 0.02
London Central London 19 54 184.21 0.05 0.11 0.06
Sudbury London 20 54 170.00 0.06 0.11 0.05
Regent's Park London 63 53 -15.87 0.08 0.07 -0.01
 
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