Leeds' newcomers in 2019

Do you want to know about the newest migrant arrivals in Leeds?

If so, download a full briefing or infographic, or take a look at a copy of the infographic below.

Full briefing - Leeds newcomers 2019 [1.6 MB pdf]

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Text of infographic - Leeds newcomers 2019

Leeds newcomers 2019 – brief summary of who arrived, where they arrived from and key migration trends in the area.

Newcomers to Leeds in 2019: bite-size statistics for service providers

Who arrived in 2019?

The areas in Leeds where most newcomers are settling are:

  • Woodhouse and Little London
  • University and Little Woodhouse
  • Harehills South

8,226 new arrivals in Leeds came from 112 countries.

A higher proportion of women arrived: 51% women compared with 49% men.

Where are people arriving from?

49% of all arrivals were from the EU, 9% fewer than 2018.

The top three nationalities that arrived in Leeds in 2019 were:

  • Romanian
  • Indian
  • Italian

What’s changing locally?

Arrivals to Leeds increased in 2019:

  • 16% more people arrived compared to 2018.
  • Arrivals from Ghana changed the most: 338 more people than in 2018.
  • Across the UK, immigration rose by 20%, while in Yorkshire and Humber it rose by 18%.

The data above is from the Department of Work and Pensions and consists of the number of non-British nationals aged 16+ who received a new national insurance number in 2019 [it doesn’t include children or asylum seekers].

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