New figures were released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealing population demographics for the year 2016. The figures break down the country of birth and nationality of the UK’s 65 million inhabitants.
The ONS revealed that 1 in 7 people in the UK (9.2 million people or 14.2% of the population) are now born abroad. This is a figure which is up from 1 in 8 people in 2015, and 1 in 11 people in 2004. This shows a 7% increase in the UK’s foreign-born population between 2015 and 2016.
It was also revealed that 1 in 11 people (6 million people or 9% of the population) have a non-British nationality. This figure has also increased from 1 in 12 the previous year.
Poland is the most common non-UK country of birth, followed by India and Pakistan. Polish is also the most common non-British nationality followed by India and the Republic of Ireland.
Nicola White, Migration Statistics Unit, Office for National Statistics, said:
“In 2016 around 1 in 7 of the usually resident population in the UK were born abroad, and 1 in 11 had non-British nationality. The population of the UK continued to increase between 2015 and 2016, driven by overall significant increases in both the non-UK born and non-British national population of the UK. There were 3.6 million people resident in the UK who were born abroad and held British nationality (39% of the non-UK born population). The number of Polish nationals resident in the UK reached 1 million in 2016. However, this period covers just 6 months following the EU referendum.”
The following table breaks down the population of the UK by country of birth and nationality for the year 2016.
Out of the 9.2 million people (or 14.2% of the population) that were born abroad, 61% of these were born outside of the EU.
Out of the 6 million people (or 9% of the population) that have a non-British nationality, 60% of these have an EU nationality.
London has the highest proportion of non-British nationals. In some areas of London, over a third of inhabitants have a non-British nationality.
UK Demographics: Ethnic Make-up
Although we can see from the above figures that 14.2% of the population are foreign-born and 9% of the population do not have a British nationality, this does not paint an accurate picture of the ethnic make-up of the UK. The figures do not include citizens that were born in the UK to one of two foreign-born parents. The also don’t consider third generation immigrants.
Luckily, also released today were an additional set of figures by the ONS which explain births in England and Wales by the parents’ country of birth. The figures revealed that over a third (33.7%) of babies born in England and Wales have at least one parent that was born outside the UK. In London, the UK’s capital, a massive 66.6% of babies born have at least one foreign-born parent.
Nicola Haines, Vital Statistics Outputs Branch, Office for National Statistics, said:
“Despite an overall decline in the number of live births in England and Wales between 2015 and 2016, births to women born outside the UK increased by 2.1%. This is due to foreign-born women making up an increasing share of the female population of childbearing age.”
The above figures give us an idea of the ethnic make-up of the UK but to gain an accurate understanding of our demographics, we will have to wait until the next official census data which is released in 2021. The last census figures (from 2011) showed us that native Brits are already a minority in London, Leicester, Luton and Slough. Considering the above stats, it is likely that native Brits could very well already be a minority in additional towns and cities too.
As if we ever needed any more evidence that The Great Replacement was real.