Huge increase in non-UK born population in Harlow
News / Thu 24th May 2018 pm31 03:11pm
HARLOW has seen one of the biggest increases in the proportion of it’s population being foreign-born reports the Daily Telegraph.
In 2008, 4% of the population was born outside the United Kingdom. By 2018, that had increased to 21%.
More than 70 areas have seen the proportion of foreign-born migrants rise by up to a quarter over the past decade, a new analysis has found.
The Office for National Statistics found that over the past decade 77 areas have seen the proportion of residents born outside the UK rise by more than six percentage points.
In Boston, Lincolnshire, 29% of residents were born outside the UK, compared to 3% in 2007.
In Thurrock, 14% of residents were born outside the UK, comapred to 5% in 2008.
In Barking and Dagenham, 38% of residents were born outside UK, compared to 24%
In East Staffordshire the proportion has risen by 13%, while in Northampton and Southampton the figure was 12%.
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show the total number of non-British nationals living in the UK in 2017 was 6.2 million, up four per cent on 2016’s total of six million.
This is a smaller rise than that recorded between 2015 and 2016, when the number rose by 8 per cent.
The ONS data is based on a survey of households and does not cover most people living in communal establishments, some NHS accommodation, or students living in halls of residence who have non-UK resident parents.
The full article can be found at https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/05/24/revealed-77-areas-have-seen-biggest-rise-number-foreign-born/
You do not need a survey for this,just walk around the town and listen to the languages being spoken,sometimes i feel like am in Eastern Europe mores the pity.
So what? It may have escaped the attention of some but we do live on a planet where many other people live and settle in other countries. Immigrants are net contributors to the UK, paying taxes that help to fund our NHS, police, fire brigade etc etc. They also do the jobs that Brits frankly won't do themselves, like working in the care industry, cleaning jobs or fruit and veg picking. As the son of an immigrant myself, I find it offensive that people from other countries are scapegoated by large sections of the media when the truth is they contribute much much more to our economy and culture than they apparently take.
jfq, I think you should talk to some people who work in the banking sector and find out how much money is being sent back home,you may be surprised,and then we have the people working for gangmasters picking your fruit and veg,as for being net contributors the only people cashing in are the employers paying basic pay and therefore minimising a decent living wage for the British.
"Gangmasters", check. "Sending money back home", check. "Depressing wages", check. Got evidence of gangmasters have we? And even if people are sending money back home They. Still. Pay. Tax. Here. And as for depressing wages, that'll be the decades old Tory ideology, of taking skilled jobs and destroying industries and by definition apprenticeships in their jihad against the trade unions and replacing them with uncertain service industry jobs. Oh but it's easy just to blame "them" isn't it. It's a sad fact that some are willing to be lied to if it enforces their prejudices. And that ends with a Polish man being beaten to death in The Stow. I'd be interested to hear your solution. Enforced repatriation perhaps?
I do not know how you can bring the death of the guy at the Stow up who was killed by a feral youth of which this town has its fair share,you should be ashamed of yourself.
Is JerryfromQueens (who from previous comments I had assumed was a Labour Councillor hiding behind the cloak of anonymity - but could be wrong) claiming that Arek’s death was a racially motivated attack? A court of law decided otherwise.
We are individually a part of what is collectively known as 'humanity'. There are no fundamental, only specific ways in which I might identify more closely with my fellow countryman than another human being. There are people born in the UK I would rather not share my country with, and people born in other lands with whom I would happily coexist. Xenophobia shames us all, and its existence demonstrates just how far we have yet to go to claim that we are truly civilised.
"The guy" has a name Arkadiusz Jozwik and this is the first step to fascism, identifying a minority you want to victimise then dehumanise them. Oh come on! Anyone with eyes, ears and a bit of sense knows it was a hate crime. The criminals were attracted by their speaking in Polish, loudly as if that's a crime. And Jon, it's time to fess up. I'm a Cyberdyne Systems model 101 sent back from the future by the worldwide resistance against Skynet to upset MickyB77. Probably.
Actually jfq Mr.Jorwik's death was an accident created by an alcohol induced argument. He fell backwards having been pushed and cracked his head. The Police have made clear it was not racially motivated. As both Council and MP are fully aware. Attempts to make this appear racially motivated have been widely condemned!
Great balls of fire, Maverick! Or something else. He was set upon by a group of thugs, why do you think one of them was convicted? Because, and I'm not a police officer but I'll make a wild guess, someone was to blame. Shortly after an EU referendum where a racist, xenophobic atmosphere was created by kippers and Tories that should (or perhaps don't) know better, a Polish man is beaten to death. The only reason the police and anyone else would condemn the idea that this was a racist attack would be to keep order and reduce the risk of revenge against the culprits. They know. And those that say they don't are in denial.
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