Mauritian diaspora in the United Kingdom

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Mauritians in the United Kingdom
Total population
Mauritian-born residents
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 in Mauritius. The 2001 UK Census recorded 27,078 Mauritian-born people living in the UK.[1] The 2011 UK Census recorded 40,890 Mauritian-born residents in England, 434 in Wales,[2] 571 in Scotland,[3] and 83 in Northern Ireland.[4] The Office for National Statistics estimates that in 2014, 41,000 people born in Mauritius were resident in the UK.[5]

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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  1. ^ "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 25 April 2007. Retrieved 25 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census: Country of birth (expanded), regions in England and Wales". Office for National Statistics. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Country of birth (detailed)" (PDF). National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Country of Birth – Full Detail: QS206NI". Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Table 1.3: Overseas-born population in the United Kingdom, excluding some residents in communal establishments, by sex, by country of birth, January 2014 to December 2014". Office for National Statistics. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2016.  Figures given are the central estimates. See the source for 95 per cent confidence intervals.
  6. ^ "Lise Villameur". Daily Telegraph. 1 April 2004. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 

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