Czechs in the United Kingdom
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45,000 (2013 ONS estimate)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Greater London and South East England|
|British English, Czech Language, Czenglish|
|Roman Catholicism · Others.|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Czech people • White Other|
Czechs in the United Kingdom refers to the phenomenon of Czech people migrating to the United Kingdom from the Czech Republic or from the political entities that preceded it, such as Czechoslovakia. There is a substantial number of people in the UK who were either born in the Czech lands or have Czech ancestry, some of whom descended from Jewish refugees (e.g. Kindertransport) who arrived during World War II.
The 2001 UK Census recorded 12,220 Czech-born people resident in the UK. With the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union in May 2004, Czechs gained the right to live and work elsewhere in the EU, and large numbers moved to the UK for work, although there has been substantial return migration. The Office for National Statistics estimates that 45,000 Czech-born immigrants were resident in the UK in 2013. The 2011 UK Census recorded 34,615 Czech-born residents in England, 1,256 in Wales, 2,245 in Scotland, and 662 in Northern Ireland. The figure for Scotland includes people who specified that they were born in Czechoslovakia, but the figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland do not. 1,279 people in England, 39 in Wales and 16 in Northern Ireland are recorded as having been born in Czechoslovakia without specifying the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Bold indicates a non-citizen immigrant and normal text indicates a British citizen with Czech ancestry.
- Milan Baroš, footballer
- Roman Bednář, footballer
- Patrik Berger, footballer
- Georgina Bouzova, actress
- Petr Čech, footballer
- Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs, politician
- Josef Franc, motorcycle speedway rider
- Eva Jiřičná, architect
- Jan Kaplický, architect
- Jan Kavan, diplomat and politician
- Čeněk Kottnauer, chess master
- Karel Kuttelwascher, fighter pilot
- Sir Frank William Lampl, Life President of Bovis Lend Lease
- Herbert Lom, actor
- Dan Luger, English rugby union player
- Jan Pinkava, animator, film director
- Karel Reisz, film director
- Tom Stoppard, screenwriter, playwright
Miroslav Liskutin , fighter pilot WW2
- "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
- Pollard, Naomi; Latorre, Maria; Sriskandarajah, Dhananjayan (April 2008). "Floodgates or turnstiles? Post-EU enlargement migration to (and from) the UK". Institute for Public Policy Research. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
- "Table 1.3: Overseas-born population in the United Kingdom, excluding some residents in communal establishments, by sex, by country of birth, January 2013 to December 2013". Office for National Statistics. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. Figure given is the central estimate. See the source for 95 per cent confidence intervals.
- "Table QS213EW: 2011 Census: Country of birth (expanded), regions in England and Wales". Office for National Statistics. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- "Country of birth (detailed)" (PDF). National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- "Country of Birth – Full Detail: QS206NI". Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
- www.pohyby.co.uk - Czech and Slovak community portal in the UK - more than 24000 members
- Czech and Slovak Club in London
- British Czech and Slovak Association
- Czech Centre London
- Czech Radio London
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