Census Data

South West: Country of birth

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000009

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Key Facts

All Residents 5,701,186
Male 2,789,635
Female 2,911,551
Households 2,448,881
Population Density (people/km2) 239.2
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 5,701,186
Europe 5,408,903
Europe: United Kingdom 5,119,492
Europe: EU countries 264,534
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 122,751
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 92,517
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 40,470
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 8,796
Europe: Non-EU countries 24,877
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 24,877
Africa 77,765
Middle East and Asia 143,568
The Americas and the Caribbean 51,397
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 17,644
British Overseas 1,909

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