§ 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. 
§ 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) Number All persons 1,685,267 Europe 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 Africa 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 Asia Middle East 938 Cyprus 377 Iran 139 Other Middle East 422
Population of Northern Ireland by Country of Birth (2001 Census) Number 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 America 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 Oceania 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