British Overseas Territory Citizens in mainland United Kingdom

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British Overseas Territory Citizens in mainland United Kingdom is a term referring to individuals who have migrated to the mainland United Kingdom from a British overseas territory, it could also include UK-born people descended of these individuals. British overseas territory citizenship differs from British citizenship, however there are many rights that British overseas citizens have (such as the right of abode in the mainland UK). This could be compared to Puerto Ricans residing in the United States. According to the 2001 UK Census 27,306 people born in the 14 British overseas territories were residing in either England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.[1] The breakdown is as follows (the population columns do not count the same people, i.e. 9,000 people live in Montserrat whilst close to 8,000 Montserratian born people are residing in the UK, so before their migration the population of Montserrat would have been over 17,000):[1]

Territory of birth Population of territory
(Most recent)
Population residing the UK
(exclusive from previous column, 2001)
Notes
 Anguilla 12,800 498 Up to 4% of living people born in Anguilla now reside in the UK
 Bermuda 64,482 2,986 Up to 4% of living people born in Bermuda now reside in the UK
 British Antarctic Territory 200 (staff) 0
 British Indian Ocean Territory 3,200 (military and staff) 19 Up to 1% of living people born in the British Indian Ocean Territory now reside in the UK
 British Virgin Islands 21,730 163 Up to 1% of living people born in the British Virgin Islands now reside in the UK
 Cayman Islands 46,600 369 Up to 1% of living people born in the Cayman Islands now reside in the UK
 Falkland Islands 2,967 1,044 Up to 26% of living people born in the Falkland Islands now reside in the UK
 Gibraltar 27,776 11,830 Up to 30% of living people born in Gibraltar now reside in the UK, see: Gibraltarians in the United Kingdom (many came to the UK during World War II as refugees. Others stay there after attending a UK university.)
 Montserrat 9,000 7,983 Up to 47% of living people born in Montserrat now reside in the UK, see: Montserratians in the United Kingdom (many sought refuge in the UK after the Soufrière Hills eruption)
 Pitcairn Islands 67 3 Up to 4% of living people born in the Pitcairn Islands now reside in the UK
 Saint Helena 6,563 2,355 Up to 26% of living people born in Saint Helena now reside in the UK
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 11-26 (staff) 0
United Kingdom Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia 15,000 (almost half British military and staff) 0
 Turks and Caicos Islands 21,500 56 Up to 1% of living people born in the Turks and Caicos Islands now reside in the UK

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  1. ^ a b "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 2009-07-04.