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LATEST CENSUS FIGURES ON UK RESIDENTS, STUDENTS, AND VISITORS

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Statistics on the resident, student, and visitor population of Great Britain are published today (1 September) in a...
Statistics on the resident, student, and visitor population of Great Britain are published today (1 September) in a 1991 Census report. The statistics are based on answers given in the Census taken in April 1991.

The volume contains six tables of statistics. They cover the resident population of Great Britain and its constituent countries; students and schoolchildren by their area of usual residence and term-time address; visitors to England; visitors to Wales; and visitors to Scotland; and population counts on various definitions.

The tables give national figures, together with statistics for regions of England, counties of England and Wales, Scottish regions, and all local authority districts.

The findings include: 54.9 million people were counted in the Census as being resident in Great Britain: Of students and schoolchildren aged 5 and over counted in Great Britain, 387 thousand were residents with a term-time address in Great Britain other than their home address; 11 thousand were residents but with a term-time address abroad; and 77 thousand were foreign students studying in this country.

There were 382 thousand visitors to England counted on census night. Of these, the highest number (78 thousand) were from European Community countries; 70 thousand were from other countries in the United Kingdom; 34 thousand were from New Commonwealth countries including those in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia; 25 thousand were from the Old Commonwealth countries of Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; and 28 thousand were from the non-Commonwealth Americas.

There were 55 thousand visitors to Wales. Of these, 41 thousand were from other United Kingdom countries; 3 thousand were from the European Community; and 1 thousand were from the New Commonwealth.

There were 79 thousand visitors to Scotland, 50 thousand of whom were from other United Kingdom countries. 7 thousand were from the European Community; 3 thousand were from the non-Commonwealth Americas; 3 thousand from the old Commonwealth; and 2 thousand from the New Commonwealth.

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