Quarter of Britain's babies are born to foreign mothers - and this is where they all come from
- Most mothers came from Poland, India and Pakistan, figures reveal
- A total of 184,000 children born in these circumstances in NHS hospitals
- The overall 25.5% rate is the highest since records began in 1969
- In London in 2011 56.7% of new mums were originally from outside the UK
- Newham in London has a rate of 77% of foreign mothers
- The lowest levels were in the north-east of England
- Net migration is still at more than 200,000, much higher than the 2015 target of under 100,000
The new record level of births to foreign-born mothers is more than double the proportion of 20 years ago, with women originally from Poland topping the list, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Other nations represented in the top ten include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Somalia.
A total of 184,000 children were born in these circumstances, with almost half of them in London, which has a foreign-born mother rate of 56.7 per cent, far above the national average of 25.5 per cent. [...]
The ONS found that a slight rise of 0.1 per cent in the overall number of newborn children compared with 2010 was entirely due to foreign-born mothers.
More than 20,000 were from Poland, followed by 18,000 from Pakistan, almost 15,000 from Indian and and more than 8,000 from Bangladesh.
It is the highest proportion of births to non-UK born mothers since parents' country of origin was introduced in birth registration in 1969.
In Newham, east London, more than three quarters of new mums were born outside the UK but choose to give birth here.
The ONS found that a slight rise of 0.1 per cent in the overall number of newborn children compared with 2010 was entirely due to foreign-born mothers. [...]
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