Italian population of London (UK) 2015-2019

As of June 2019, 138 thousand Italians were living in London. From 2015 to 2017, the number of Italian citizens who lived in the English Capital increased steadily. However, the Italian population living in London fell between 2018 and 2019. Nonetheless, the United Kingdom was the most popular destination country among Italian emigrants. In 2018, about 16 percent of all Italians who moved abroad notably chose the United Kingdom.

Student migration

The United Kingdom was a very common destination among young Italians in 2017. In addition, a large percentage of emigrants in the United Kingdom achieved university education. For instance, 31 percent of Italians who lived in the United Kingdom held a university degree. However, most Italian emigrants holding a university degree lived either in Brazil, Ireland, or in the United States.

Historical migration of Italians

Currently, Argentina has the largest Italian population living abroad. Historically, Argentina was one of the most important destinations of Italian emigrants, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, according to recent data, Argentina ranks only tenth among the main destination countries of Italians. The most common destinations were the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

Estimated number of Italian nationals resident in London (UK) from 2015 to 2019

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Release date

November 2019


Italy, United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to H1 2019

Supplementary notes

*As of June 2019
It excludes some residents in communal establishments.

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