There are About 200,000 Nigerians in the United Kingdom

There are About 200,000 Nigerians in the United Kingdom

People born in Nigeria are overwhelmingly concentrated in the United Kingdom, London, specifically. They are principally the capital’s south.
The Nigerian-born population rose in percentage terms over the 10 years up to 2001, reflecting a general growth in African communities in Britain.

That growth was seen mostly in the south London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. The figures show Peckham – one of the most diverse areas of the country – with the most Nigerian-born people in Britain: 3,189.

More recent figures suggest the growth of West African communities will continue to be a feature of modern migration.

88,105 Nigerian born people were living in Britain at the time of the Census – three quarters of them in London as at 2001.

The figure was 47, 201 in 1991. There was about almost 100% increase in the Nigerian population between 1991 and 2001.

As at 2011, around a fifth of the foreign-born population of England and Wales was born in Africa (17%).

The top 10 countries of birth of the foreign-born population in Africa range from Nigeria (191,000 residents) to Egypt (30,000 residents).

The top 10 accounted for 13% of the overall non-UK born population and 76% of the non-UK born population from within Africa.

2011 to date is about six years, approximately, there may be around 250, 000 Nigerians in the United Kingdom as at today.

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