UK Daily Mail
Jan 21, 2011
More than one in three people living in London were born outside Britain, an official analysis showed yesterday.
Nearly half of them have arrived over the past decade in the wave of immigration that began under Tony Blair’s government.
Almost four in ten of all the foreign-born people in the country live in London, the Office for National Statistics said. They make up 34 per cent of the capital’s population.
Around one in six of the population of the capital have arrived in Britain since 2000.
But many regarded as essentially British are defined as immigrants by the study, including Cliff Richard and Joanna Lumley, who were both born in India to British parents.
In most parts of the country, those born abroad are more likely than the British-born to be working in jobs classed as ‘elementary’, the figures from the Labour Force Survey of around 180,000 individuals showed.
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