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Sierra Leone
 

Overview
Sierra Leone's civil war has been the primary reason for the growth of its communities in Britain.

But, in common with other west African nations, the pattern of settlement is a familiar one based upon people heading for where their communities already exist.

Overall, the number of people born in Sierra Leone living in Britain rose by about 10,500 between 1991 and 2001. The vast majority are in London where the largest clusters are in Southwark and Lambeth.

Modest numbers appearing in the North West are almost certainly the result of asylum dispersal.

Concentrations of people born in Sierra Leone
Concentrations of people born in Sierra Leone
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
16,972 people born in Sierra Leone were living in Britain at the 2001 census.

8 out of 10 were in London. Half of all local areas recorded no people born in Sierra Leone at all.

87% of the growth in the Sierra Leone-born population was in London over the 10 years to 2001.

1 local area outside London records more than 100 Sierra Leone-born residents - Southcote, Reading.


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Distribution of people born in Sierra Leone
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 6,280 16,972 170.25 0.01 0.03 0.02
 
East Midlands 70 190 171.43 0.00 0.00 0.00
East of England 176 401 127.84 0.00 0.01 0.01
London 4,696 13,985 197.81 0.07 0.19 0.12
North East 68 94 38.24 0.00 0.00 0.00
North West 350 579 65.43 0.01 0.01 0.00
Scotland 73 112 53.42 0.00 0.00 0.00
South East 357 855 139.50 0.00 0.01 0.01
South West 116 188 62.07 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wales 77 72 -6.49 0.00 0.00 0.00
West Midlands 170 285 67.65 0.00 0.01 0.01
Yorks & Humber 127 211 66.14 0.00 0.00 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Southwark N London 126 952 655.56 0.31 1.87 1.56
Peckham London 171 888 419.30 0.44 1.94 1.50
Camberwell Green London 157 823 424.20 0.39 2.25 1.86
Bermondsey London 101 621 514.85 0.23 1.08 0.85
Deptford N London 166 511 207.83 0.41 1.16 0.75
Vauxhall N London 156 476 205.13 0.29 0.80 0.51
Dulwich London 50 363 626.00 0.09 0.67 0.58
Hackney S London 115 320 178.26 0.22 0.49 0.27
Vauxhall S London 165 280 69.70 0.34 0.51 0.17
Tottenham N London 100 230 130.00 0.18 0.38 0.20
 
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