Migrant Workers

Home Department written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrant workers are registered in (a) Wales, (b) England, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland, broken down by country of origin.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Home Office) (Immigration and Asylum)

holding answer 12 March 2007

Work permits may be issued for periods of up to five years. The following table displays the number of currently valid work permits issued to non-EU citizens, plus Bulgaria and Romania, according to the area of the UK for which they provided an employer address.

Data on the Worker Registration Scheme (WRS—EU citizens) is published quarterly in the Accession Monitoring Report (broken down by post office region), which can be accessed through the following website:

http://www.ind.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/accession_monitoring_report

The figures quoted are not provided under National Statistics protocols and have been derived from local management information and are therefore provisional and subject to change.

Statistics on grants of settlement on the basis of employment are published annually in table 5.4 of the Command Paper entitled "Control of Immigration: Statistics United Kingdom". The latest edition is that for 2005. Copies are available from the Library of the House and on the Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate website at:

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/immigration1.html

England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Total
Afghanistan 52 0 0 0 52
Albania 230 1 6 3 240
Algeria 274 5 32 2 313
Andorra 4 0 0 0 4
Angola 74 0 19 0 93
Antigua 20 0 0 0 20
Argentina 1,562 17 41 10 1,630
Armenia 63 1 5 1 70
Australia 19,944 54 630 139 20,767
Azerbaijan 146 0 37 0 183
Bahamas 31 0 0 0 31
Bahrain 45 1 3 2 51
Bangladesh 3,611 26 186 101 3,924
Barbados 259 0 5 8 272
Belarus 434 14 120 6 574
Belize 32 2 2 1 37
Benin 8 0 2 0 10
Bhutan 5 0 0 0 5
Bolivia 50 0 3 0 53
Bosnia-Herzegovina 82 1 7 0 90
Botswana 443 21 42 10 516
Brazil 2,016 12 68 19 2,115
British Dependant Terr. 15 0 0 1 16
British National Overseas 1,633 66 172 50 1,921
British Overseas Citz. 52 0 3 0 55
Brunei 74 0 14 0 88
Bulgaria 4,125 127 379 497 5,128
Burkina Faso 13 0 0 0 13
Burma 2 0 0 0 2
Burundi 10 0 0 0 10
Cambodia 5 0 1 0 6
Cameroon 532 3 18 11 564
Canada 7,402 49 416 124 7,991
Chad 2 0 2 0 4
Chile 289 1 21 4 315
China Peoples Republic of 19,855 473 1,126 684 22,138
Colombia 712 3 53 4 772
Comoros 2 0 0 0 2
Congo 120 0 1 0 121
Costa Rica 46 0 3 1 50
Croatia 427 1 10 6 444
Cuba 212 1 0 4 217
Djibouti 1 0 0 0 1
Dominica 62 0 4 0 66
Dominican Republic 42 0 0 0 42
Ecuador 58 0 2 0 60
Egypt 999 8 62 38 1,107
El Salvador 18 0 1 0 19
Eritrea 9 0 5 0 14
Ethiopia 86 1 5 1 93
Faroe Islands 0 0 1 0 1
Fiji 57 1 7 2 67
Gabon 7 0 2 0 9
Gambia 198 1 12 1 212
Georgia 114 0 2 1 117
Ghana 4,067 11 129 41 4,248
Grenada 58 0 1 0 59
Guatemala 16 1 2 0 19
Guinea 14 0 1 0 15
Guyana 615 3 168 16 802
Haiti 11 0 0 0 11
Honduras 18 0 2 1 21
Hong Kong (British) 351 19 37 12 419
Hong Kong (Chinese) 996 44 113 44 1,197
India 104,111 2,116 3,256 2,284 111,767
Indonesia 631 1 40 10 682
Iran 889 3 88 25 1,005
Iraq 152 1 12 11 176
Israel 1,280 4 33 23 1,340
Ivory Coast 48 0 2 0 50
Jamaica 2,443 1 45 9 2,498
Japan 10,369 21 206 244 10,840
Jordan 489 7 11 13 520
Kazakhstan 303 1 29 2 335
Kenya 3,125 37 126 54 3,342
Kiribati 1 0 0 0 1
Kosovo 27 0 3 0 30
Kuwait 84 0 3 0 87
Kyrgyzstan 60 0 1 0 61
Laos 1 0 0 0 1
Lebanon 919 1 16 2 938
Lesotho 182 8 15 8 213
Liberia 14 0 1 0 15
Libya 221 1 23 15 260
Macedonia 163 0 4 1 168
Madagascar 9 0 0 0 9
Malawi 526 3 35 23 587
Malaysia 10,459 146 498 218 11,321
Maldives 24 0 1 2 27
Mali 44 0 0 0 44
Mauritania 4 0 0 0 4
Mauritius 2,996 7 49 19 3,071
Mexico 917 2 43 10 972
Moldova 912 71 11 4 998
Monaco 7 0 0 0 7
Mongolia 72 1 10 0 83
Montenegro 6 0 0 0 6
Morocco 428 8 9 4 449
Mozambique 12 0 0 1 13
Myanmar 340 8 14 7 369
Namibia 188 2 9 4 203
Nauru 17 0 1 0 18
Nepal 1,865 54 197 79 2,195
New Zealand 7,034 9 188 59 7,290
Nicaragua 8 0 0 0 8
Niger 13 0 0 0 13
Nigeria 7,175 65 330 130 7,700
North Korea 4 0 0 0 4
Oman 44 0 18 2 64
Pakistan 11,784 137 922 211 13,054
Palestine 114 1 6 1 122
Palestinian Authority 9 0 2 0 11
Panama 23 0 0 0 23
Papua New Guinea 15 0 0 0 15
Paraguay 22 0 0 2 24
Peru 170 1 9 1 181
Philippines 34,983 1,385 1,405 2,060 39,833
Puerto Rica 1 0 0 0 1
Qatar 16 0 0 0 16
Romania 4,074 314 169 244 4,801
Russia 3,475 52 217 41 3,785
Rwanda 11 0 1 1 13
Samoa 30 0 2 0 32
Sao Tome and Principe 2 0 1 0 3
Saudi Arabia 379 0 5 3 387
Senegal 104 0 1 0 105
Serbia 303 1 12 1 317
Seychelles 137 1 4 0 142
Sierra Leone 387 0 6 2 395
Singapore 2,083 5 79 11 2,178
Soloman Islands 0 0 2 0 2
Somalia 26 0 0 0 26
South Africa 26,850 184 873 574 28,481
South Korea 3,015 25 80 51 3,171
Sri Lanka 3,257 14 83 60 3,414
St. Helena 40 0 0 0 40
St. Kitts 18 0 0 0 18
St. Lucia 170 0 5 0 175
St. Vincent 69 0 0 0 69
Stateless 16 0 0 2 18
Sudan 261 3 14 8 286
Surinam 6 0 2 0 8
Swaziland 290 3 36 11 340
Switzerland 142 0 6 3 151
Syrian Arab Republic 348 2 16 13 379
Tajikistan 20 0 1 0 21
Taiwan 703 10 24 10 747
Tanzania 427 6 7 5 445
Thailand 3,888 24 146 45 4,103
Togo 19 0 4 0 23
Tonga 13 0 0 13 26
Trinidad and Tobago 1,646 1 35 22 1,704
Tunisia 199 1 13 0 213
Turkey 2,342 4 67 17 2,430
Turkmenistan 27 0 5 0 32
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 0 0 0 1
Uganda 602 3 14 4 623
Ukraine 3,253 462 162 136 4,013
United Arab Emirates 44 0 3 0 47
United States of America 34,308 118 1,135 316 35,877
Uruguay 66 0 4 2 72
Uzbekistan 128 0 2 1 131
Vanuatu 4 0 0 0 4
Venezuela 433 1 73 4 511
Vietnam 231 10 9 9 259
Western Samoa 1 0 0 0 1
Yemen Republic of 28 1 1 0 30
Yugoslavia 377 0 22 3 402
Zaire 2 0 0 0 2
Zambia 1,862 35 79 67 2,043
Zimbabwe 12,750 43 327 154 13,274
Total 387,330 6,393 15,401 9,216 418,340

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