This dashboard has 2021 census data for England and Wales showing the country of birth of the population, by constituency. It reflects the population on 21 March 2021.

These figures are from Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis of 2021 census data. This dashboard currently focuses on broad groups of countries, rather than individual local authorities. More detailed country of birth data is available for local authorities and smaller areas on the ONS website.

83% of usual residents of England and Wales in March 2021 were people born in the UK. 6% were born in EU countries, and 11% were born elsewhere in the world.

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Use the dropdown menu below to select the constituency you’re interested in and view statistics on the countries that residents were born in.

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Top 20 constituencies

Select an area of birth and see which constituencies have the highest proportion of their population born there.

Many constituencies with the highest proportions of people born in the UK were in the North of England and in parts of Wales.

Many constituencies with large proportions of people born outside of the UK were in London, but the constituency with the highest percentage of people born outside of the UK and the EU was Leicester East.

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Country of birth is different from nationality or residence.

In the census questionnaire, people were asked which country they were born in. Those who were not born in the UK were then asked to write in the current name of their country of birth.

The ONS has aggregated this data to give figures for wider country groupings. The table below explains the country of birth groupings used in this dashboard:

Country of birth grouping


United Kingdom

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden


Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia


Bulgaria, Romania

Other EU countries

Croatia, Cyprus, Malta

European, non-EU countries

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus (non-European Union), Faroe Islands, Georgia, Guernsey, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North, Macedonia, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City

Middle East and Asia

Continent of Asia and the following countries in the Middle East; Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Yemen


Continent of Africa

The Americas and the Caribbean

North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean

British Overseas Territories

All British Overseas Territories, regardless of location, apart from Gibraltar which is included in the EU14 category

Australasia and others

Antarctica, Oceania (including Australasia) and any other birthplaces not covered above


ONS, 2021 Census, Table TS004; Commons Library calculations

ONS, Census 2021, National Statistics country classification, Groupings and correspondences download

Data updates

This dashboard uses 2021 census data. The 2021 census is currently the only source of constituency-level data on this topic, which means that there aren’t any major updates planned for the near future. However, we will update once more detailed country groupings are published by the ONS.

2021 census results and analysis

Constituency data and analysis on the 2021 census results from the Commons Library.

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