British Overseas Territories

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Can you provide the number of citizens of British Overseas Territories currently residing in London? Please break down by territory if possible.

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Estimates of the numbers of British Overseas Territories’ citizens resident in London are not available. Residents’ place of birth is collected by the decennial census, but not their nationality. The table below gives London residents born in each overseas territory from the 2011 census. Results from the 2021 census will be published in 2022.

British Overseas Territory                                               2011 Census Population in London

Montserrat                                                                       4325

Gibraltar 1611

Bermuda                                                                          837

St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha                356

Cayman Islands                                                         238

Anguilla                                                                  121

British Virgin Islands                                               81

Turks and Caicos Islands                                             33

Falkland Islands                                                     32

British Indian Ocean Territory                                      27

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands     1

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands      -

British Antarctic Territory                                             -

Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia   -

Total British Overseas Territories                                7662

Source: 2011 Census, Commissioned Table C0048