More than 70 per cent of Manch­ester folk born in UK

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

BREXIT and the gen­eral elec­tion have pushed im­mi­gra­tion up the agenda – but new fig­ures sug­gest more than 70 per cent of peo­ple in Manch­ester were born in the UK.

The data, pub­lished by the Of­fice for Na­tional Statis­tics, sug­gests that the city had a to­tal pop­u­la­tion of 551,000 as of sum­mer this year.

Of those, an es­ti­mated 396,000 were born in the UK. That leaves 155,000 who were born in other coun­tries.

So how many of those 155,000 were born in for­eign coun­tries that are in the Euro­pean Union? The fig­ures es­ti­mate just 34,000, or fewer than one in four.

It means for­eign­ers born in the EU make up just 6.2 per cent of Manch­ester’s to­tal pop­u­la­tion.

Put an­other way, for ev­ery­one one per­son in the city who was born in an­other EU coun­try, there are roughly 12 who were born in the UK.

That leaves an es­ti­mated 121,000 peo­ple liv­ing in Manch­ester who were not born in the UK, and not born in an EU coun­try.

The com­mon coun­try for some­one liv­ing in the UK to have been born in – other than the UK it­self, of course – is In­dia.

There are an es­ti­mated 837,000 In­dian-born peo­ple liv­ing here.

More than half have ac­quired Bri­tish cit­i­zen­ship.

There are an es­ti­mated 827,000 peo­ple born in Poland, 533,000 born in Pak­istan, 434,000 born in Ro­ma­nia, and 358,000 born in Ire­land.

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