Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom
27,078 (2001 Census)
41,000 (2014 ONS estimate)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Greater London, South East England, East of England|
|English, Mauritian Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Mandarin, Tamil, Cantonese, Telugu, Hakka, Marathi|
|Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|British Indian, mixed mauritian, Black British, British African-Caribbean people, Mixed (United Kingdom ethnicity category)|
Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom are British people with Mauritian descent, or who were born on Mauritius. The 2001 UK Census recorded 27,078 Mauritian-born people living in the UK. The 2011 UK Census recorded 40,890 Mauritian-born residents in England, 434 in Wales, 571 in Scotland, and 83 in Northern Ireland. The Office for National Statistics estimates that in 2014, 41,000 people born in Mauritius were resident in the UK.
Up until 1968, Mauritius was under British rule, and the nation remains very closely linked to the UK, hence the UK being a popular destination for Mauritian emigrants.
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