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Overview
Since Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 (at the same time as some of its Nordic neighbours and Austria), its citizens have been able to freely seek work in Britain under free market rules.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the numbers arriving from Sweden doubled in the 10 years to 2001.

Some 22,000 Sweden-born people comprise one of the smallest EU groups in the UK, with the vast majority found in London or the South East.

Areas registering clusters in London indicated that most were in well-paid business or professional posts. Some other areas of the country did not register anyone born in Sweden at all.

Concentrations of people born in Sweden
Concentrations of people born in Sweden
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
22,366 people born in Sweden were living in Britain when the 2001 Census was taken.

3 areas of London have more than 500 people born in Sweden living locally: Richmond North, Hyde Park and Kensington.

227 of the 1,282 national areas used for these maps registered nobody at all born in Sweden.

50 fewer people born in Sweden lived in Walton (Surrey) in 2001 than in 1991.


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Distribution of people born in Sweden
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 11,001 22,366 103.31 0.02 0.04 0.02
 
East Midlands 280 597 113.21 0.01 0.01 0.00
East of England 997 1,855 86.06 0.02 0.03 0.01
London 4,101 9,477 131.09 0.06 0.13 0.07
North East 158 244 54.43 0.01 0.01 0.00
North West 419 956 128.16 0.01 0.01 0.00
Scotland 424 1,188 180.19 0.01 0.02 0.01
South East 2,977 4,786 60.77 0.04 0.06 0.02
South West 682 1,432 109.97 0.01 0.03 0.02
Wales 197 346 75.63 0.01 0.01 0.00
West Midlands 389 836 114.91 0.01 0.02 0.01
Yorks & Humber 377 649 72.15 0.01 0.01 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Richmond N London 376 642 70.74 0.57 0.94 0.37
Hyde Park London 219 619 182.65 0.36 0.93 0.57
Kensington London 331 532 60.73 0.64 0.85 0.21
Chelsea London 372 495 33.06 0.72 0.81 0.09
Regent's Park London 100 271 171.00 0.12 0.37 0.25
Fulham London 91 239 162.64 0.19 0.42 0.23
Highgate London 100 220 120.00 0.22 0.40 0.18
Hammersmith London 88 207 135.23 0.15 0.31 0.16
Holborn London 41 176 329.27 0.11 0.32 0.21
London Central London 63 168 166.67 0.17 0.34 0.17
 
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