Author: KARA GODFREY
IMMIGRATION to the UK has more than doubled in thirty years as experts at the Pew Research Center in the US reveal the increase in numbers via an interactive map since 1990, compared to today.
Immigration to the UK has more than doubled since 1990, according to a new study.
The Pew Research Centre in Washington used figures from the UN to create an interactive map showing migration across the world.
It analyses the figures from 1990 to present day in 2017, which found that in 1990, 3,650,00 people living in the UK were born in another country.
This figure increased to 4,730,000 in the year 2000 and 7,600,000 in 2010.
How many people living in the UK were born in other countries in 2017?
Nationalities are also broken down, with Polish and Indian citizens the most prevalent in the country.
Yet a study by the Office for National Statistics released last month found that fewer migrants from the EU are coming to the UK for work, dropping by 45,000.
Nicola White, Head of International Migration Statistics, Office for National Statistics commented: “Today’s figures show that 244,000 more people are coming to the UK than leaving so net migration is adding to the UK population and is at a similar level to early 2014,” despite more UK citizens also leaving the UK.
The US experienced a huge increase in migration into the country over three decades, seeing an increase from 23,250,00 to 49,780,00.
This is the highest amount of citizens who were born from another country in the world, which was closely followed by Germany, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The UK came in fifth place.
The study deems an international migrant as: “Someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one in which he or she was born.”
This can skew the results somewhat as this means that foreign workers and international students are also included in the study as citizens living abroad.
Other aspects of the study found that nearly 1.5 million people had left sub-Saharan Africa for either Europe or the US in the last seven years with more planning to follow suit.
Phillip Connor, the senior researcher of the report, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation: “The survey results do indicate a certain restlessness among people who want to leave their countries or plan to in the next years.”
Housing minister Dominic Raab has stated that immigration has pushed property prices in the UK up by a fifth in 25 years, using ONS figures.