Mauritians in the United Kingdom
Mauritians in the United Kingdom Total population Mauritian-born residents
27,078 (2001 Census)
47,000 (2010 ONS estimate)
Regions with significant populations Greater London, South East England, East and West Midlands Languages Religion
Mauritians in the United Kingdom include British citizens and residents of Mauritian descent. In 2001, some 27,078 Mauritian-born people were present in the UK. The Office for National Statistics estimates that there were 47,000 Mauritian-born residents of the UK in 2010 (an increase of around 74%). Up until 1968, Mauritius was under British rule, and the nation remains very closely linked to the UK, hence the UK being a popular destination for Mauritian emigrants.
- Lisé de Baissac, heroine of the Special Operations Executive during WWII
- Patrick Kisnorbo, Leicester City F.C. footballer
- Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick, musician (Incognito)
- Safia Minney, founder of Fair Trade and environmental fashion and lifestyle label People Tree
- Rav Wilding, television presenter and police officer
- MC Zani, beatboxer
- ^ "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/18/23/34792376.xls. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- ^ "Estimated population resident in the United Kingdom, by foreign country of birth (Table 1.3)". Office for National Statistics. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=15147. Retrieved 26 December 2010.
Migration to the United Kingdom from Africa North AfricaAlgerian · Egyptian · Moroccan · Sudanese Horn of AfricaEthiopian · Somali East Africa Southern AfricaSouth African · Zimbabwean Central Africa West Africa
Ivoirian · Ghanaian · Nigerian · Sierra Leonean
Migration to the United Kingdom from Asia East Asia South Asia Southeast Asia West Asia
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