Wakefield's newcomers in 2019

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

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

Full briefing - Wakefield newcomers 2019 [1.4 MB pdf]

Infographic - Wakefield newcomers 2019 [576 KB png]

Text of infographic - Wakefield newcomers 2019

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

Newcomers to Wakefield in 2019: Bite-size statistics for service providers

Who arrived in 2019?

The areas in Wakefield where most newcomers are settling are:

  • Wakefield Central
  • Agbrigg and Belle Isle
  • Wakefield St John’s

1,845 new arrivals in Wakefield came from 51 countries.

A higher proportion of men arrived: 56% men compared with 44% women.

Where are people arriving from?

69% of all arrivals were from the EU, 11% fewer than 2018.

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

  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Portuguese

What’s changing locally?

Arrivals to Wakefield increased in 2019:

  • 14% more people arrived compared to 2018.
  • Arrivals from Poland changed the most: 95 fewer 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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