Census figures reveal numbers of Commonwealth and Caribbean-born residents


Data drawn from the 2011 survey provides official indication of the size of populations that have come under the spotlight amid the Windrush scandal.

Thousands of Commonwealth and Caribbean-born people living in England and Wales did not hold any passport at the time of the last census, newly released documents show.

Data drawn from the 2011 household survey provides the first official indication of the size of populations that have come under the spotlight in the wake of the Windrush scandal.

Experts identified a group of more than 20,000 Commonwealth-born residents who arrived in the UK prior to 1971 and had no passport at the the time of the census as being most at risk of being caught up in immigration enforcement measures.

Tables published by the Office for National Statistics on…

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