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Immigration: Polish Citizens

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their estimate of the number of Polish citizens who were resident in the United Kingdom in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2007. [HL3936]

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, National Statistician, to Lord Roberts of Llandudno dated June 2008.

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Question concerning the estimate of the number of Polish citizens who were resident in the United Kingdom in 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005 and 2007. (HL3936)

Estimates of the numbers of Polish nationals living in the UK are provided in the table below. The estimate for 1990 is based on the Labour Force Survey, all other estimates are from the Annual Population Survey. 2006 is the latest calendar year for which data are available. No comparable estimates are available for 1980.

Year

Estimate of Polish nationals living in the UK

1990

32,000

2000

29,000

2005

131,000

2006

246,000