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Overview
Migration is not just about people born abroad people also migrate within nations for a variety of cultural, family and, most importantly, economic reasons.

Of the 5.2m people born in Scotland who were living in Britain in 2001, 4.4m of these were within Scotland itself.

But the figures also show internal migration into England: Some 260,000 people born in Scotland now live in either London or the south-east. The north-west includes 108,000 Scotland-born residents.

Wales, the area of Britain that has witnessed the least inward migration, has 24,000 Scotland-born residents.

Concentrations of people born in Scotland
Concentrations of people born in Scotland
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
5.2m people born in Scotland live within Britain 84% of them in Scotland.

9.16% of the British population was born in Scotland, down 0.35% on 1991.

10,064 people in Corby Urban comprise the largest cluster outside Scotland.

96.85% of Glasgow Easterhouse's residents were born in Scotland.


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Distribution of people born in Scotland
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 5,221,094 5,229,364 0.16 9.51 9.16 -0.35
 
Scotland 4,454,089 4,410,400 -0.98 89.10 87.13 -1.97
South East 142,396 152,771 7.29 1.90 1.91 0.01
North East 45,218 48,321 6.86 1.78 1.92 0.14
London 113,167 108,682 -3.96 1.69 1.52 -0.17
East Midlands 66,059 73,756 11.65 1.67 1.77 0.10
East of England 78,285 88,023 12.44 1.55 1.63 0.08
North West 103,226 109,163 5.75 1.53 1.62 0.09
South West 68,908 77,794 12.90 1.50 1.58 0.08
Yorks & Humber 66,090 76,026 15.03 1.37 1.53 0.16
West Midlands 60,578 60,041 -0.89 1.18 1.14 -0.04
Wales 23,078 24,387 5.67 0.81 0.84 0.03

Areas with highest proportion of Scottish-born
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Nation/region 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Glasgow Easterhouse Scotland 30,891 26,495 -14.23 97.00 96.85 -0.15
Coatbridge Scotland 37,341 34,142 -8.57 96.58 96.24 -0.34
Glasgow Parkhead Scotland 23,325 18,578 -20.35 96.75 96.24 -0.51
Airdrie Scotland 20,781 21,101 1.54 96.61 95.84 -0.77
Glasgow Baillieston Scotland 36,224 45,895 26.70 95.83 95.65 -0.18
Glasgow Milton Scotland 23,058 19,818 -14.05 96.65 95.65 -1.00
Shotts Scotland 61,282 63,151 3.05 96.20 95.54 -0.66
Hamilton N Scotland 24,518 23,197 -5.39 95.77 95.29 -0.48
Wishaw Scotland 40,810 37,693 -7.64 95.59 95.16 -0.43
Glasgow Blairdardie Scotland 28,239 19,779 -29.96 95.14 95.04 -0.10
 
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