Singaporeans in the United Kingdom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Singaporeans in the United Kingdom
Total population
Singaporean-born residents
40,474 (2001 Census)
41,000 (2009 ONS estimate)
Regions with significant populations
Central London, Cambridge, Portsmouth, Oxford, Bath, Plymouth, Exeter
Languages
British English, Singaporean English, Singaporean Mandarin, Chinese languages, Malay, Tamil
Religion
Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity and Islam
Related ethnic groups
Oriental British, British Chinese, British Asian, Malaysian Britons

Singaporeans in the United Kingdom include people of Singaporean origin or descent, born or settled in the United Kingdom.

Background[edit]

Map UK light colored.png
Singaporean born people
in each UK region (2001)
9,302
8,670
4,592
3,737
2,791
2,512
2,248
2,244
2,072
1,086
926
294

The story of the Singaporean community in the UK roughly follows that of the British Chinese community, as most Singaporeans are actually of Chinese descent (see Chinese Singaporean).[1] There is a Singaporean diaspora in the UK, due to Singapore once being a British colony and now being part of the Commonwealth of Nations.

Population[edit]

40,474 Singaporean-born people were recorded by the 2001 UK Census,[2] with 40,180 of those living in Great Britain. The Singaporean-born population of Great Britain has increased by 19 per cent since the 1991 Census, when 33,751 Singaporean-born people were recorded.[1]

The Office for National Statistics estimates that, in 2009, 41,000 Singaporean-born people were resident in the UK.[3]

The distribution of Singaporean-born residents according to the 2001 census is shown on the map. Nine of the ten census tracts with the most Singaporean-born residents in 2001 are in London. The most popular tracts were Hyde Park, Kensington, Holborn, Chelsea, Southall West, Regent's Park, Cambridge West, Highgate, East Ham South, Richmond North.[1]

Notable individuals[edit]

The list below includes British born people of Singaporean descent and Singaporean immigrants to the UK, regardless of ethnicity.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Born abroad: Singapore". BBC News. 2005-09-07. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Estimated population resident in the United Kingdom, by foreign country of birth (Table 1.3)". Office for National Statistics. September 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lord Chan". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2006-01-26. 

External links[edit]