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Poles are now the largest foreign-born group in the UK (25/08/2016)

Figures from the Office of National Statistics released on 25th August 2016 show that Polish people have now become the biggest foreign-born population in Britain, with 831,000 living in the UK in 2015.

This quarterly migration summary, including long-term international migration (LTIM), National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals from the Department for Work and Pensions, and visa data, produced by the Office for National Statistics, can be found here:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/migrationintheukaug2016

It shows that there are now 831,000 Polish people living in the UK,  of which 86,000 are living in Scotland. Other nationalities with a significant increase in number of people in the UK include Romania and Bulgaria, at over 60,000 new migrants.

Two links reporting the news can be found here:

BBC Scotland– on migration to Scotland

BBC Politics– on overall statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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