South Americans in Britain are one of the growth stories of modern immigration.
76,000 people born on the continent were in Britain at the time of the 2001 Census – up from 34,000 ten years earlier. Anecdotally, the biggest growth has been in Brazilians, particularly in service industries.
Some 5,000 South America-born people live in south London areas known for their Portuguese and Spanish communities.
The South America category comprises Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.