Number of EU nationals in the United Kingdom 2018

In 2018 there were approximately 905 thousand Polish nationals living in the United Kingdom, the most of any European Union member state. Additionally, there were 415 thousand Romanians, and 331 thousand Irish living in the UK in 2018. Luxembourg was the EU member state with the fewest citizens living in the UK, at just 680. In terms of British nationals living in the EU, Spain was the most popular destination, at almost 285 thousand, followed by France and Germany, which had British populations numbering 145 and 110 thousand respectively.

Estimated number of European Union nationals resident in the United Kingdom in 2018, by member state

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Release date

May 2019


Europe, United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2018 to December 2018

Supplementary notes

*For Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta and Slovenia data was taken from Eurostat.

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