UK Census: almost half of foreign-born population hold UK passports


Just half of the foreign born population of England and Wales hold a non-UK passport and the vast majority of the non -white British population consider themselves British, according to new figures from the 2011 Census.

45.6% of usual residents born outside the UK hold a British passport, or 3.4m of the 7.5m foreign-born population.

When certain sections of the UK media debate immigration, there has been a tendency to equate “foreign born” with “not British” – but the new, more detailed, census figure shows this is seriously misleading: not only are at least 46% of foreign born people on these shores British, many of the rest consider themselves as such.

Read it at the Guardian 


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