Malaysians in the United Kingdom

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Malaysians in the United Kingdom
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Total population
Malaysian-born residents
49,886 (2001 Census)
63,000 (2009 ONS estimate)
Regions with significant populations
Regions: Greater London, South East England, East of England amongst others
Cities: London, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester amongst others
British English, Malaysian English, Malay, Malaysian Mandarin, Other Chinese Languages
Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Malaysian Malay, Malaysian Chinese, Malaysian Indian, Singaporean British, Oriental British, British Chinese

Malaysians in the United Kingdom are British citizens of Malaysian ancestry or Malaysian citizens residing in the United Kingdom. The Malaysian British community bears a similar trend to the British Chinese and Singaporean British communities in terms of population spread and culture. The Malaysian community in the UK is one of the west's largest, this is mainly due to the influence of the British Empire on Malaysia. The 2001 UK Census recorded 49,886 Malaysian-born people,[1] with September 2009 Office for National Statistics estimates putting the figure at around 63,000.[2] In December 2008 it was reported that over 30,000 Malaysians who entered the UK temporarily have overstayed their visas.[3] In 2013, there were 14,500 Malaysians studying in the tertiary level in the United Kingdom, making Malaysians the one of the largest overseas student group in the United Kingdom and making the United Kingdom the country with the 2nd most number of Malaysian students.[4]

Notable people[edit]

This is a list of Malaysian expatriates in the United Kingdom and British citizens of Malaysian origin.