ONS figures on population by country of birth for 2017

May 24, 2018

These new population figures show that the number of EU-born people in the UK rose by 170,000 last year to 3.7 million. This is equivalent to more than the population of Harrogate. The Romanian-born population increased by 80,000, to 390,000, and are now as numerous as the Irish-born population. EU applications for National Insurance Numbers, which include short-term workers, are down by 120,000 but are still running at nearly half a million.

Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Vice Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:

There is still no sign of a net outflow of EU-born people as a result of Brexit. Indeed, they are still coming in significant numbers and contributing to a population increase which is simply unsustainable.

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