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
  • Somali
  • French
  • Amharic
  • Tigrinya
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
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