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Birth Registrations (Ethnic Origin)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the numbers and proportions of births by ethnic origin for each of the last four years, divided into the smallest periods for which such statistics are available.

[pursuant to his reply, 17 April 1980, c. 710]: The following table shows numbers of births occuring in England and Wales analysed by the birthplace of the mother for half years for the period mid-1975 to mid-1979.

BIRTHS OCCURRING IN ENGLAND AND WALES, ANALYSED BY BIRTHPLACE OF MOTHER
Thousands
Country of birth of mother2nd half 19751st half 19762nd half 19761st half 19772nd half 19771st half 19782nd half 19781st half 1979
TOTAL292·6301·9282·3285·2284·0291·6304·8320·8
United Kingdom255·8265·6245·6248·6245·9253·8264·0279·4
Total outside United Kingdom36·335·936·536·437·837·640·541·2
Irish Republic6·35·95·55·25·14·94·95·0
Old Commonwealth1·11·11·01·11·11·11·11·3
New Commonwealth Total and Pakistan20·520·421·621·622·822·725·225·5
Bangladesh0·50·60·80·80·80·81·01·0
India6·15·96·16·06·36·06·56·5
Africa3·13·33·43·73·84·04·34·5
West Indies3·83·73·53·43·53·53·63·6
Mediterranean1·41·41·41·31·41·41·51·5
Remainder of New Commonwealth1·81·81·91·91·92·02·32·4
Pakistan3·73·74·54·45·15·26·05·9
Remainder Foreign8·58·58·48·58·88·99·29·5
Not stated0·40·40·30·30·30·30·30·3
Note: Figures are rounded independently and may not cast to totals.