United Kingdom

DEMOGRAPHICS
Arrivals - Applications for Resettlement

•35,737 newcomers make up 14.2% of the total population.

*Data sources: gov.uk; The Migration Observatory

DIVERSITY CONTRIBUTIONS
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Amharic
  • Dari
  • Pashto
88%
Children Speak Host Country Language
49%
English Fluency Overall
ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS
Top 4 Fields of Labour*

Sales, Cleaning, Freight Handling, Machinery Operations

24%

Retail trade, Hotel and Restaurant Workforce

14%

Public Administration, Education, Health Care

13%

Financial and Business Sector

12%

•Shown as a % of immigrants in the field of labour.

*Data source: Migration and Labour Market UK

21%
Self-employed Refugees
14%
Self- employed UK Born
24%
Self-employed Refugees with Employees
18%
Self-employed UK born with Employees
SOCIO-FAMILIAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION CONTRIBUTIONS
38%
Syrian Refugees with University Degree
37%
Refugees Taking Jobs Below Their Education and Skill Set
"In Islam, women have great value, but in Afghanistan, they are not [entitled] to human rights, not true rights as taught in Islam. The men persecuted me. They shot both of my knees. I was home and totally unable to walk for two years."

October 24, 2022

Queen Elizabeth's passing has brought a renewed love of Paddington Bear, who for many charities, has become a powerful image for refugees. Mugs and t-shirts with pictures of Paddington and stating ‘Migration is not a Crime’ can be seen. And who can argue with a cute bear?

Volunteers
Alice Hearne
Community Programs Coordinator, England
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