Immigration Fact File

PUBLISHED: 18:23 08 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010

Factfile Immigrants make up 12 per cent of the UK workforce. The government predicts that net immigration (immigrants in minus emigrants out) will be around 190,000 people in future years. Immigration has trebled in the past ten years across the UK, bu

Factfile

Immigrants make up 12 per cent of the UK workforce.

The government predicts that net immigration (immigrants in minus emigrants out) will be around 190,000 people in future years.

Immigration has trebled in the past ten years across the UK, but has only increased by ten per cent in the South East.

Immigrants from Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland Slovakia and Slovenia) make up less than 1 per cent of the working population in the UK, and only 7 per cent of the total working immigrant population.

One in every three immigrants to arrive in the UK since 2004 is from Eastern Europe.

The average hourly wage for an immigrant is £11.90, for UK-born workers it is £11.50.

Sources: House of Lords Report into the Economic Impact of Migration , Office for National Statistics.

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