Estimated number of British citizens living in the European Union in 2018, by member state
(in 1,000s)
Number of UK citizens living in EU countries 2018
In 2018, there were approximately 285 thousand British citizens living in Spain, with a further 145 thousand in France and almost 93 thousand in Germany. By comparison, there were only 283 British people living in Latvia, the fewest of any European Union member state.
Estimated number of British citizens living in the European Union in 2018, by member state
(in 1,000s)
Numbre of British citizens in thousands
Spain284.99
France145.09
Republic of Ireland*110.8
Germany92.85
Netherlands46.01
Italy28.17
Cyprus24.05
Portugal22.43
Belgium21.25
Sweden19.96
Denmark18.31
Greece16.3
Austria10.68
Czechia6.7
Malta6.65
Luxembourg5.94
Finland4.52
Hungary3.19
Bulgaria2.93
Romania2.42
Poland2.42
Slovakia2.01
Estonia0.73
Croatia0.72
Slovenia0.52
Lithuania0.29
Latvia0.28
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Number of UK citizens living in EU countries 2018
In 2018, there were approximately 285 thousand British citizens living in Spain, with a further 145 thousand in France and almost 93 thousand in Germany. By comparison, there were only 283 British people living in Latvia, the fewest of any European Union member state.
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