HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 cc334-5W
Lady Hermon

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by country of origin. [114596]

Mr. Pearson

Monthly estimates of the population of Northern Ireland broken down by country of origin are not produced. Quarterly figures from the Labour Force Survey relating to country of birth can only be made available at an aggregate level (i.e. constituent countries of the UK, Republic of Ireland and other (as a single category)). The most comprehensive figures available are those from the 2001 Census which are noted in the table.

Population of Northern Ireland by Country of Birth (2001 Census)
All persons 1,685,267
United Kingdom 1,615,769
England 61,609
Scotland 16,772
Northern Ireland 1,534,268
Wales 3,008
UK part not specified 112
Republic of Ireland 39,051
Ireland part not specified 3,221
Channerl Islands and Isle of Man 567
Other Western Europe 6,970
EU Countries 6,455
France 750
Germany 3,879
Italy 288
Netherlands 398
Spain 364
Other EU 776
Non-EU countries in Western Europe 515
Eastern Europe 707
Poland 99
Other Eastern Europe 608
North Africa 481
Central and Western Africa 298
Nigeria 167
Other Central and Western Africa 131
South and Eastern Africa 2,337
Kenya 228
South Africa 1,301
Zimbabwe 289
Other South and Eastern Africa 519
Middle East 938
Cyprus 377
Iran 139
Other Middle East 422

Population of Northern Ireland by Country of Birth (2001 Census)
Far East 4,326
China 756
Hong Kong 1,746
Japan 116
Malaysia 582
Singapore 271
Other Far East 855
South Asia 1,740
Bangladesh 141
India 1,170
Pakistan 324
Other South Asia 105
Canada 2,449
Caribbean and West Indies 198
Jamaica 81
Other Caribbean and West Indies 117
USA 3,369
Other North America 77
South America 374
Australia 1,544
New Zealand 448
Other Oceania 174
Other 229


1. The European Union (EU) as defined on Census day (29 April 2001).

2.'Other' consists of persons born at sea or in the air, or with country of birth not stated.

3. Persons born in Central America have been included in North America