Boston’s non-UK population ‘rose by 467%’

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A new study into the impact of migration on the region has shown that Boston’s foreign-born population jumped almost five-fold in the last decade.

The University of Oxford’s Migration Observatory has issued a report showing that Boston’s non-UK born population rose from 1,727 in 2001 to 9,790 in 2011.

The increase – 8,063 – is 467% and was the biggest rise in the region.

The data, taken from the 2011 Census, shows that Boston also had the biggest rise in its proportion of the total population who were foreign-born.

That figure rose from three per cent in 2001 to 15 per cent in 2011.