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Visitors

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of visitors to the United Kingdom admitted in each quarter in 1988 and 1989, showing the numbers by country of embarkation.

[holding answer 14 November 1990]: The available information is by nationality and is given in the tables.

Table 1
Ordinary and business visitors admitted to the United Kingdom by nationality, 1988
Total visitor admissions in 1988
Geographical region/Nationality1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Western Europe (excluding EC)
Austria21,50024,80046,50021,900
Cyprus5,3506,7309,6007,710
Finland19,80028,90029,20024,600
Malta6,8605,7509,9807,770
Norway49,80059,40065,10059,800
Sweden80,700113,000117,000104,000
Switzerland43,40062,40077,70063,800
Turkey9,74010,30013,30011,500
Yugoslavia6,0007,76010,8008,200
Western Europe (excluding EC)243,000319,000379,000309,000
Eastern Europe
Bulgaria4509501,310890
Czechoslovakia2,4804,7705,9003,710
GDR9001,5101,6701,160
Hungary2,7804,9207,4203,730
Poland5,6009,48016,7007,470
Romania650730940700
USSR1,0901,8602,5802,310
Eastern Europe14,00024,20036,50020,000
Europe (excluding EC)257,000343,000416,000329,000
Americas
Argentina2,7103,3904,0002,330
Barbados4101,2003,050820
Brazil9,96013,30022,00012,000
Canada51,800111,000150,00073,800
Chile1,3402,0602,2401,360
Colombia1,5703,5004,0902,360
Cuba8017012090
Guyana3806401,540710
Jamaica1,7903,7106,8202,860
Mexico2,5205,74016,2005,130
Peru1,1901,6201,8201,150
Trinidad and Tobago1,2601,9904,6901,860
United States of America294,000530,000676,000424,000
Uruguay6801,3201,170620
Venezuela1,0801,5503,0001,660
Americas371,000681,000897,000531,000
Total visitor admissions in 1988
Geographical region/Nationality1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Africa
Algeria2,7902,8005,4502,740
Egypt4,9106,25011,3005,800
Ethiopia5307101,060750
Ghana3,6404,5807,8804,700
Kenya2,9505,1308,2504,600
Libya470660930480
Mauritius1,7503,1805,2802,200
Morocco2,0002,5804,5503,360
Nigeria17,20017,60025,50019,800
Sierra Leone9809602,3201,260
Somalia170230320200
South Africa13,00022,90029,80019,400
Sudan1,4203,9003,5901,850
Tanzania1,3602,2003,0601,680
Tunisia1,3501,3401,5501,400
Uganda9601,6202,0901,200
Zambia1,4502,0102,1102,550
Zimbabwe3,1104,8605,9004,480
Africa60,00083,500121,00078,400
Asia
Indian sub-continent
Bangladesh1,6703,0403,8602,400
India19,20050,90051,50028,000
Pakistan9,56020,00027,90012,000
Indian sub-continent30,40073,90083,30042,400
Middle East
Iran4,0704,0006,6404,750
Iraq1,5101,7702,8201,630
Israel17,60016,40049,10021,100
Jordan2,9003,9105,0802,810
Kuwait4,0605,82012,4003,670
Lebanon3,2904,3705,4303,580
Saudi Arabia5,6205,51015,9004,420
Syria350450860430
Middle East39,40042,20098,20042,400
Remainder of Asia
China2,0703,1403,7402,910
Indonesia1,1203,6103,7201,730
Japan102,00076,900110,00088,200
Malaysia5,3909,94010,8009,860
Philippines1,9605,0306,8102,740
Singapore3,78010,7007,2605,860
Sri Lanka1,9703,6605,4802,640
Thailand1,9706,5404,2903,040
BDTC Hong Kong6,3007,73013,1006,300
Remainder of Asia127,000127,000165,000123,000
Asia197,000243,000346,000208,000
Australasia
Australia33,50071,40092,20055,300
New Zealand7,40021,20025,90012,100
Australasia40,90092,600118,00067,400
British Overseas Citizens1,1401,8802,9201,640
Other countries not elsewhere specified22,00031,80054,50029,200
Stateless7,04011,20019,2008,510
Total visitor admissions in 1988
Geographical region/Nationality1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
All Nationalities (excluding EC)955,0001,490,0001,980,0001,250,000
Table 2
Ordinary and business visitors admitted to the United Kingdom by nationality, 1989
Total visitor admissions in 1989
Geographical region/Nationality1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Western Europe (excluding EC)
Austria20,90029,60051,20022,900
Cyprus6,1507,2909,6208,470
Finland24,50038,70038,00028,000
Malta7,8205,9309,6108,840
Norway46,30061,50063,00066,700
Sweden79,600118,000114,000106,000
Switzerland43,90069,60078,60063,500
Turkey11,10011,1009,9609,880
Yugoslavia6,9809,37011,3009,870
Western Europe (excluding EC)247,000351,000385,000324,000
Eastern Europe
Bulgaria6601,2301,4502,200
Czechoslovakia2,5704,7407,3104,280
GDR8901,6801,7201,300
Hungary3,0405,0907,6204,580
Poland8,04012,40015,5007,540
Romania400490870620
USSR2,4204,8607,8806,790
Eastern Europe18,00030,50042,40027,300
Europe (excluding EC)265,000382,000427,000351,000
Americas
Argentina3,6603,8604,0502,760
Barbados4501,3502,580900
Brazil10,90018,50025,70014,500
Canada61,500133,000105,00079,200
Chile1,6102,4302,5201,460
Colombia1,7603,8804,3502,410
Cuba5010090210
Guyana4508701,540770
Jamaica2,3304,8807,1403,220
Mexico3,2907,76018,2006,110
Peru9001,3901,6901,270
Trinidad and Tobago1,0202,3303,7701,980
United States of America311,000624,000686,000431,000
Uruguay5601,2301,260550
Venezuela1,0301,5203,0901,720
Americas400,000807,000927,000548,000
Africa
Algeria2,9603,30076,1803,410
Egypt4,7105,94011,5005,520
Ethiopia6208701,500850
Ghana3,7504,8807,6105,200
Kenya3,1605,1808,49094,990
Libya470620800550
Mauritius1,8003,6405,4702,410
Morocco2,3002,8605,3503,560
Nigeria14,40020,60025,80018,300
Sierra Leone9801,2002,5601,470
Somalia240360460280
South Africa15,40027,30029,60019,100
Sudan1,3503,2703,4801,850
Tanzania1,4702,1902,9201,940
Total visitor admissions in 1989
Geographical region/Nationality1st quarter2nd quarter3rd quarter4th quarter
Tunisia1,4101,4601,5001,570
Uganda1,1301,7202,4801,790
Zambia1,7302,6003,3802,520
Zimbabwe3,4305,5504,8704,900
Africa61,30094,200124,00080,200
Asia
Indian sub-continent
Bangladesh1,8403,1004,3802,480
India20,70054,40050,90028,000
Pakistan9,82019,40027,90012,800
Indian sub-continent32,40076,90083,20043,300
Middle East
Iran4,2504,4707,3404,660
Iraq1,5002,1504,6303,370
Israel18,50021,10047,40024,500
Jordan2,4803,1304,8802,680
Kuwait4,1706,23015,1003,800
Lebanon3,0903,6105,6303,430
Saudi Arabia5,0206,08016,4004,230
Syria380640900470
Middle East39,40047,700102,00047,100
Remainder of Asia
China2,2103,0003,2502,280
Indonesia1,1503,8104,4802,090
Japan124,000102,000143,000119,000
Malaysia5,31010,70012,30010,800
Philippines1,9005,6007,3302,930
Singapore3,57012,0008,4507,340
Sri Lanka1,7703,3604,8902,960
Thailand2,4707,0305,0803,940
BDTC Hong Kong7,6609,06015,2007,440
Remainder of Asia150,000157,000204,000159,000
Asia222,000282,000389,000249,000
Australasia
Australia41,70093,600111,00063,500
New Zealand8,22023,80027,50015,400
Australasia49,900117,000138,00078,900
British Overseas Citizens1,1602,7703,9901,990
Other countries not elsewhere specified25,00037,00060,80030,500
Stateless8,52014,70031,90010,800
All nationalities (excluding EC)1,030,0001,730,0002,100,0001,350,000