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Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Australian and (b) New Zealand nationals are resident in the UK. (138170)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 24 May 2007:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question concerning how many (a) Australian and (b) New Zealand nationals are resident in the UK. (138170)

Estimates of Australian and New Zealand nationals resident in the UK are provided in Table 1. These estimates are based on county of birth and cover the latest available twelve month period to March 2007.

Please note that there are a number of technical notes supplied that must be read in conjunction with the estimates.

Table 1: Estimates of the number of people1 born in Australia or New Zealand and resident in the United Kingdom

12 months ending March 20072

Persons (Thousand)

All persons3


Of which:



New Zealand


1 Calculated from those respondents in the LFS who answered the country of birth question, including people aged below 16 years.

2 Based on an average of the latest LFS quarters from April 2006-March 2007.

3 Includes people born in other countries.


1. It should be noted that the country of birth question in the LFS:

excludes those who have not been resident in the UK for six months

excludes students in halls who do not have a UK resident parent

excludes people in most other types of communal establishments (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites, etc.)

is grossed to population estimates that only include migrants staying for 12 months or more

microdata is grossed to population estimates consistent with those published in spring 2003 which are significantly lower than the latest population estimates.

2. As with any sample survey, the LFS results are subject to a margin of uncertainty.


Labour Force Survey (LFS)