Census Data

England and Wales: Country of birth

Location Type: England and Wales, ONS Geographic Code: K04000001

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Key Facts

All Residents 59,597,542
Male 29,177,340
Female 30,420,202
Households 24,783,199
Population Density (people/km2) 394.6

This is the top-level dataset for the whole of England and Wales. Drill down further by selecting a country:



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 59,597,542
Europe 53,722,544
Europe: United Kingdom 49,579,570
Europe: EU countries 3,643,242
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 1,620,266
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 1,225,623
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 689,094
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 108,259
Europe: Non-EU countries 499,732
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 499,732
Africa 1,584,575
Middle East and Asia 3,311,030
The Americas and the Caribbean 785,754
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 172,547
British Overseas 21,092

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