The ONS have released preliminary data from the Census 2021 to support local areas coordinate support for communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine. They have released counts of country of birth by local authority for Ukraine and neighbouring or relevant countries as of census day (21 March 2021).
This report summarises data from this release for Yorkshire and Humber.
Ukrainian Population in Yorkshire and Humber
There are an estimated 1,260 Ukrainian nationals in Yorkshire and Humber, with a presence in 16 of 21 local authorities in the region. The largest Ukrainian population in Yorkshire and Humber is concentrated in Leeds (300), Sheffield (160) and Bradford (140).
Russian population in Yorkshire and Humber
The Russian population (1,980) in Yorkshire and Humber is slightly larger (+720) than the Ukrainian population and is present in 17 of 21 local authorities in the region. The spread of Russian nationals across the region follows similar trends to the Ukrainian population, with the largest populations in Leeds (380), Sheffield (300) and Bradford (160). However, there are notable concentrations of the Russian population in York (150), Wakefield (110), East Riding of Yorkshire (110) and Barnsley (100).
The Polish (66,080) community is the largest of the other nationalities that may be impacted in Yorkshire and Humber, followed by Lithuanian (10,900) and Latvian (10,850). The Moldovan (1,390) community is around the same size as the Ukrainian and Russian community, while the Estonian (460) and Belarusian (160) communities are smallest.
There is some variation in the spread of specific nationalities across the region. While there is strong diversity of all nationalities in Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Hull, Kirklees and Doncaster – there is a notable concentration of:
- Polish and Latvian communities in Wakefield
- Latvian in East Riding of Yorkshire
- Polish and Latvian in Barnsley
- Polish and Lithuanian in North Lincolnshire
- Latvian in North East Lincolnshire
- Data contained in the table are counts of census responses. They are not final census estimates and have not been adjusted for under-coverage in the census.
- In order to protect against disclosure of personal information, counts have been rounded to the nearest 10 and unrounded counts of less than 20 have been suppressed (shown as ‘-‘ in the table).
- The sum for Yorkshire and Humber has been presented using rounded and suppressed data to give an overview for the region – and shouldn’t be treated as exact counts.
This report was produced by Qamran Hussain, Data and Statistics Manager, Migration Yorkshire on 03/03/2022
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Preliminary Census 2021 counts for communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine in Yorkshire and Humber