London's population by country of birth

What does this chart show?

Here we look at where Londoners were born. The graph shows that a large majority of people living in London were born in the UK.

In the graph below, we have excluded the UK-born population so that it is possible to see more clearly the numbers and change in Londoners born in the next 20 most common countries. The population for most countries has increased over the past decades but there were significant falls in Londoners born in Australia, Ireland, Jamaica and the United States.

The main driver behind London's population growth continues to be an increase in births and longer life expectancy, rather than migration. 

More data on this is available from the London datastore hosted by the GLA.


Country of birth of London's population born outside the UK


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