Census Data

England and Wales: Year of arrival in UK

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 Codets015
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options13

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


The year someone not born in the UK last arrived in the UK. This does not include returning from short visits away from the UK.

More information at the ONS website

Year of arrival in the UK: Total: All usual residents 59,597,542
Born in the UK 49,579,570
Arrived before 1951 74,538
Arrived 1951 to 1960 233,840
Arrived 1961 to 1970 540,232
Arrived 1971 to 1980 554,640
Arrived 1981 to 1990 580,298
Arrived 1991 to 2000 1,089,094
Arrived 2001 to 2010 2,696,364
Arrived 2011 to 2013 879,515
Arrived 2014 to 2016 1,255,036
Arrived 2017 to 2019 1,434,823
Arrived 2020 to 2021 679,592

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