Census Data

North West: Country of birth

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000002

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Key Facts

All Residents 7,417,397
Male 3,640,141
Female 3,777,256
Households 3,153,403
Population Density (people/km2) 525.8
Table Codets004
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options12

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by their country of birth. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The country in which a person was born.

For people not born in one of in the four parts of the UK, there was an option to select "elsewhere".

People who selected "elsewhere" were asked to write in the current name for their country of birth.

More information at the ONS website

Country of birth: Total 7,417,399
Europe 6,885,187
Europe: United Kingdom 6,551,993
Europe: EU countries 305,712
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 139,892
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 115,979
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 43,717
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 6,124
Europe: Non-EU countries 27,482
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 27,482
Africa 128,962
Middle East and Asia 347,989
The Americas and the Caribbean 43,345
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 10,035
British Overseas 1,881

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