The latest Census analysis looked at changing migration patterns over 60 years.
Migration is an important driver of population change, currently accounting for around half of the population growth in England and Wales; with natural change (births and deaths) accounts for the remaining population change. Historic census data has been used to show the growth in the non-UK born population between 1951 and 2011.
This infographic shows the top ten non-UK countries of birth in each census year since 1951.
- Non-UK born population quadrupled between 1951 and 2011
- Non-UK born population has become more diverse since 1951
- Numbers of Irish-born residents in England and Wales decreased
- Those born in India were the largest group in 2011 at 694,000
- 10 fold increase in Polish migrants over ten years from 2001-2011
To open the analysis in full please click here.