October 13, 2007


Almost one worker in four is a migrant (Ben Leapman, 14/10/2007, Sunday Telegraph)

Britain has become a magnet for workers from almost every continent, with migrants now making up one in four of the workforce in parts of the country.

The impact of these new communities is measured for the first time today by figures showing the favoured destinations for each nationality, from Brazilians in Bournemouth to Nigerians in Aberdeen.

In London, American and French migrant workers flock to well-heeled Kensington and Chelsea, while Pakistanis and Bangladeshis choose the deprived east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham. Prime location for South Koreans is Kingston upon Thames, in the south-west suburbs.

Since 2004, a record 1.8 million foreign workers have come to Britain.

All the workers are non-native.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 13, 2007 11:06 AM
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