Census Data

England: Country of birth

Location Type: Country, ONS Geographic Code: E92000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 56,490,048
Male 27,656,336
Female 28,833,712
Households 23,436,086
Population Density (people/km2) 433.5
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 56,490,049
Europe 50,730,336
Europe: United Kingdom 46,687,506
Europe: EU countries 3,551,766
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 1,578,673
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 1,190,391
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 677,216
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 105,486
Europe: Non-EU countries 491,064
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 491,064
Africa 1,555,856
Middle East and Asia 3,241,701
The Americas and the Caribbean 773,377
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 168,004
British Overseas 20,775

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