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Overview
The story of Singapore-born people in Britain roughly follows that of other nations with an ethnically Chinese population.

Most are clustered in the same areas as other Chinese nationalities, with London the dominant area. Portsmouth, home to a cluster of Malaysia-born people, is also home to a cluster of Singapore-born. The city state lies on the southern tip of Malaysia's western regions.

Of the 40,000 Singapore-born people in Britain, about a quarter were in London in 2001. Beyond the capital, there was some relatively widespread geographical distribution around the regions, albeit representing tiny clusters of families.

Concentrations of people born in Singapore
Concentrations of people born in Singapore
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
40,180 people born in Singapore were living in Britain during the 2001 Census up about a fifth on 1991.
9,302 people living in London were born in Singapore, representing the largest cluster and 0.02% of the population.

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Distribution of people born in Singapore
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 33,751 40,180 19.05 0.06 0.07 0.01
 
East Midlands 2,075 2,512 21.06 0.05 0.06 0.01
East of England 3,161 3,737 18.22 0.06 0.07 0.01
London 7,417 9,302 25.41 0.11 0.13 0.02
North East 806 926 14.89 0.03 0.04 0.01
North West 1,922 2,244 16.75 0.03 0.03 0.00
Scotland 2,335 2,791 19.53 0.05 0.06 0.01
South East 7,339 8,670 18.14 0.10 0.11 0.01
South West 3,979 4,592 15.41 0.09 0.09 0.00
Wales 1,005 1,086 8.06 0.04 0.04 0.00
West Midlands 1,784 2,072 16.14 0.03 0.04 0.01
Yorks & Humber 1,928 2,248 16.60 0.04 0.05 0.01

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TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 171 398 132.75 0.28 0.60 0.32
Kensington London 218 386 77.06 0.42 0.61 0.19
Holborn London 138 297 115.22 0.37 0.54 0.17
Chelsea London 134 267 99.25 0.26 0.44 0.18
Southall W London 319 261 -18.18 0.52 0.40 -0.12
Regent's Park London 205 214 4.39 0.26 0.29 0.03
Cambridge W East of England 78 210 169.23 0.19 0.39 0.20
Highgate London 82 176 114.63 0.18 0.32 0.14
East Ham S London 181 174 -3.87 0.35 0.28 -0.07
Richmond N London 119 159 33.61 0.18 0.23 0.05
 
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