Indians are the largest foreign-born group in UK
Indians have crossed the Irish to become the largest foreign-born ethnic group in England and Wales.
UK’s Office for National Statistics’s latest report has stated that the number of Indians has increased by over 52%, from 4.56 lakh in 2001 to 6.94 lakh after 10 years, where as the number of Irish dipped to just 4 lakhs in 2011.
The overall foreign-born population increased from 46 lakh to 75 lakh. The highest overall increase has been among Poles, whose numbers increased nearly 10 fold, from 58,000 in 2001 to 5.79 lakh.
National Statistics Office has identified 10 countries, where migrants are most likely to have been born. The countries are India, Poland, Pakistan, Ireland, Germany, Bangladesh, Nigeria, South Africa, US and Jamaica.
Other significant increases are:
- Immigrants from Pakistan increased by over 56%, from 3.08 lakh to 4.8 lakhs
- Bangladeshi origin people are at 2.1 lakh, which is an increase of 39%
Enormous job opportunities and study options has attracted immigrants to UK.
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