Numbers of Central / Eastern Europeans in the UK

Numbers of Central / Eastern Europeans in the UK


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Numbers of Central / Eastern Europeans in the UK

How many Central Eastern European Citizens really live in the UK?

UK CEE Mediation Consultancy has prepared a comprehensive summary of information about numbers of Central/Eastern European citizens from A8 and A2 countries currently living in the UK:

The pie chart below shows the A8 countries’ current citizens’ representation in the UK:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Graph-1

The pie chart below shows the A2 countries’ current citizens’ representation in the UK: 

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Currently – the most of the A8 and A2 citizens in the UK come from following 5 countries (according to the “unofficial”* sources):  

  • Poland (1,500,000 citizens)
  • Romania (250,000 citizens)
  • Hungary (300,000 citizens)
  • Lithuania (200,000 citizens)
  • Slovakia (200,000 citizens)    

 

The graph below shows a comparison of:

  • the official numbers of A8 and A2 citizens in the UK in green (according to the “official”** sources)
  • the unofficial numbers of A8 and A2 citizens in the UK in grey (according to the “unofficial”* sources)

Graph-3

 

The graph below shows:

  • the official numbers of A8 citizens in the UK:
  • Poland (850,000 citizens)
  • Slovakia ( 90,000 citizens)
  • Hungary (70,000 citizens)
  • Czech Republic (40,000 citizens)

 

Graph-4

 

In total – 2, 100, 000 of  A8 & A2 citizens currently living in UK:

  • there is a significant difference in numbers of A8 & A2 citizens living in UK before EU opened its borders in 2004 and after
  • according to the official sources the difference between A8 & A2 citizens in the UK  in 2001 and 2012 comes to over 1, 300, 000 people

Graph-5

 

 

**Official sources:

  • Office for National Statistics
  • Migration Observatory

 

*Unofficial sources:

  • BBC News
  • Daily Mail
  • Hungarian Spectrum
  • Estonian Embassy
  • Lithuanian Embassy
  • Slovak Center

ALL DATA COLLECTED IN 2015.