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Overview
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.

Concentrations of people born in South America
Concentrations of people born in South America
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
76,412 people born in South America were living in Britain at the 2001 Census up 121% on 1991.

0.13% of the British population came from South America, compared with 0.06% in 1991.

1,986 South America-born people resident in the East Midlands represented the second largest regional increase of more than 100%.

0.62% of London's population was born in South America.


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Distribution of people born in South America
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 34,518 76,412 121.37 0.06 0.13 0.07
 
East Midlands 915 1,986 117.05 0.02 0.05 0.03
East of England 2,539 4,899 92.95 0.05 0.09 0.04
London 15,992 44,180 176.26 0.24 0.62 0.38
North East 412 638 54.85 0.02 0.03 0.01
North West 1,766 2,742 55.27 0.03 0.04 0.01
Scotland 1,714 2,617 52.68 0.03 0.05 0.02
South East 6,319 10,810 71.07 0.08 0.14 0.06
South West 2,076 3,718 79.09 0.05 0.08 0.03
Wales 605 913 50.91 0.02 0.03 0.01
West Midlands 1,131 2,096 85.32 0.02 0.04 0.02
Yorks & Humber 1,049 1,813 72.83 0.02 0.04 0.02

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Hyde Park London 889 958 7.76 1.46 1.44 -0.02
Vauxhall N London 315 922 192.70 0.58 1.55 0.97
Kensington London 682 920 34.90 1.31 1.46 0.15
Chelsea London 721 916 27.05 1.40 1.49 0.09
Vauxhall S London 367 823 124.25 0.76 1.51 0.75
Regent's Park London 521 806 54.70 0.65 1.11 0.46
Streatham N London 275 737 168.00 0.51 1.46 0.95
Hammersmith London 396 712 79.80 0.66 1.08 0.42
Streatham S London 135 673 398.52 0.30 1.30 1.00
Hackney S London 130 671 416.15 0.25 1.03 0.78
 
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