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Overview
For decades the most likely destination for Turkish immigrant workers has been Germany, although this has not prevented a sizeable population of people born in the country settling in Britain.

That population has two distinct strands: ethnically Turkish and ethnically Kurdish, the latter being predominantly refugees and asylum seekers.

North London is the overwhelming hub of Turkish and Kurdish culture in Britain, although the visible growth in Turkish restaurants and grocers around the country is illustrating a shift outwards.

Concentrations of people born in Turkey
Concentrations of people born in Turkey
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
53,964 people born in Turkey were living in Britain at the 2001 Census.

39,000 of these were recorded in London, the largest cluster being 3,924 in north Tottenham.

27,000 more Turkey-born people were living in Britain in 2001 than in 1991.

2 areas outside London had Turkish clusters above 100 people south Cheshunt in Hertfordshire and the Clifton area of Nottingham.


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Distribution of people born in Turkey
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 26,757 53,964 101.68 0.05 0.09 0.04
 
East Midlands 437 1,410 222.65 0.01 0.03 0.02
East of England 1,056 2,509 137.59 0.02 0.05 0.03
London 20,519 39,132 90.71 0.31 0.55 0.24
North East 145 548 277.93 0.01 0.02 0.01
North West 631 1,447 129.32 0.01 0.02 0.01
Scotland 392 1,042 165.82 0.01 0.02 0.01
South East 1,809 3,686 103.76 0.02 0.05 0.03
South West 620 1,457 135.00 0.01 0.03 0.02
Wales 198 471 137.88 0.01 0.02 0.01
West Midlands 422 1,081 156.16 0.01 0.02 0.01
Yorks & Humber 528 1,181 123.67 0.01 0.02 0.01

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Tottenham N London 1,229 3,924 219.28 2.19 6.41 4.22
Hackney S London 1,343 2,449 82.35 2.54 3.74 1.20
Tottenham S London 1,307 2,293 75.44 3.01 4.75 1.74
Stoke Newington London 1,385 2,163 56.17 3.05 3.95 0.90
Upper Edmonton London 465 2,109 353.55 1.24 4.75 3.51
Shoreditch London 820 1,981 141.59 2.22 4.81 2.59
Hornsey London 956 1,800 88.28 1.84 3.32 1.48
Enfield Highway London 279 1,391 398.57 0.56 2.65 2.09
Hackney N London 1,237 1,136 -8.16 2.69 2.74 0.05
Tollington London 540 1,043 93.15 1.04 1.79 0.75
 
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