London is the UK’s top destination for migrants and numbers are booming

How many more people have come to the capital since 2011?

The number of foreign-born London residents rose by 189,000 in just three years, according to Oxford University research.

The numbers, which are estimates, show 565,000 more people came to the UK between 2011 and 2014, two thirds of them from other EU countries.

This equates to a rise of 6% from just under 3 million in 2011, to 3.2 million in 2014.

Madeleine Sumption,director of the Migration Observatory, said: “These data show how different local experiences of migration have been across the UK.

“There are large variations in the size of migrant populations, as well as the share that come from EU countries.

“We have undertaken this analysis to provide a resource for anyone looking to understand local demographics of migration in the run-up to the general election.”


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