Demography - Migration

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Key TRENDS

  • 2001 - Ethnic minorites acount for 7.9% of the population
  • 1950s - Black Caribbeans started to immigrate to the UK
  • 1900 - Largest immigrante group was the Irish
  • Until the 1980 - Those immerating were higher than those migrating
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EMIGRATION

  • 'Pull factors' - Higher wages, opportunites abroad
  • 'Push factors' - Unemployment, economic reasons
  • 1900 - people started emigrating to USA, Canada ect
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Migration PATTERNS

  • 2004 - Net migration = 223,000 (highest since1991)
  • 1994-2004 - imigration rose from 314,000 to 582,000
  • 1994-2004 - emigration rose from 238,000 to 360,000
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