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Polish people in the UK – Half a million Polish-born residents : Migration Statistics Quarterly Report – No 9: May 2011 – Excerpts relating to Poland

Informacjon from: www.tutkajnews.co.uk

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=2369

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/mig0511.pdf

177,000 NINos were allocated to A8 nationals in the year to December 2010, an increase of 5 per cent on the year to December 2009. In the year to March 2011 the number of A8 nationals successfully applying to work as an employee in the UK via the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS) was 112,000, no change on the year to March 2010 (112,000)

The estimated number of citizens of the A8 countries immigrating long term to the UK in the year to September 2010 was 72,000, an increase of 60 per cent on the estimate of 45,000 in the year to September 2009. The estimated number of A8 citizens emigrating from the UK in the year to September 2010 was 29,000, a decline of 49 per cent on the estimate of 57,000 in the year to September 2009. (Figure 1.4)

The proportion of NINos allocated to Accession nationals (that is those of all 12 Accession countries –see Glossary) is falling. Accession nationals accounted for 46 per cent of all allocations to adult overseas nationals when the figures peaked in the year to December 2007, but this figure has now fallen to 31 per cent, which is the lowest figure since the year to March 2005. (Figure 2.4)

There were 112,000 successful applications to the WRS in the year to March 2011, no change on the figure of 112,000 in the year to March 2010. Since the 12 months to June 2009, the number of approved applicants has been relatively stable, with each rolling 12 month period in the range 108,000 to 120,000, following a fall from the peak in the 12 months to March 2007. (Figure 2.5)

In the year to March 2011 the number of approved WRS initial applicants from Poland fell to 50,000, from 54,000 in the year to March 2010. Applicants from Latvia also decreased to 17,000 in the year to March 2011 from 18,000 in the year to March 2010; however, applicants from Lithuania increased to 24,000 in the year to March 2011 from 18,000 in the year to March 2010. Overall, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania were the three largest source countries of approved WRS applicants in the year to March 2011, comprising 81 per cent of all approvals.

In the year to September 2010 India was the most common country of birth for UK residents born outside the UK, and Polish was the most common non-British nationality.

Non-UK country of birth Estimate – 95%CI (+/-)
India: 684 – 36%
Poland: 545 – 32%
Pakistan: 419 – 28%
Republic of Ireland: 398 – 27%
Germany: 290 23%

Non-British country of nationality – Estimate – 95%CI (+/-)
Poland: 521 – 31%
Republic of Ireland: 345 – 25%
India: 324 – 24%
Pakistan: 158 – 17%
United States of America: 143 – 16%