Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

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Theresa May informed other EU leaders on Thursday that a brand-new “UK settled status” would give EU migrants who had actually resided in the UK for 5 years, rights to remain and access to health, education and other advantages.

She stated the propositions depend upon other EU states ensuring UK residents the exact same rights.

So, the number of EU nationals reside in the UK and where do they originate from? And which of the other 27 EU nations host most UK people?

The variety of residents of the other 27 EU nations residing in the UK in 2015 was approximated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to be around 3.2 million.

Polish residents topped the list with 916,000 – more than other citizenship. In 2001, there were just 38,000 Polish nationals residing in the UK.

Irish nationals are the 2nd biggest EU group in the UK, approximated at 332,000 in 2015.

In 2001, there were just 5,000 Romanians residing in the UK. Romania signed up with the EU in 2007, however its people were not enabled to look for work in the UK easily till 2014. There are now 233,000 Romanians residing in the UK, making them the 3rd greatest EU group of migrants.

There has actually been a significant boost in the variety of migrants from the older EU member mentions too: Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Portugal.

An analysis by the ONS , released in January 2017, recommends that an approximated 900,000 UK residents are long-lasting citizens of other EU nations.

Spain hosted the greatest variety of migrants from the UK with 309,000. More than 100,000 of them are aged 65 and over. France was 2nd with 157,062, and Ireland 3rd with 112,090.

These numbers are all price quotes, usually based upon projections of nations’ censuses, which are performed every 10 years.

An earlier quote by the UN put the figure of UK nationals in the EU somewhat greater, at 1.2 million. We took a look at their breakdown in 2015.


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