August 23, 2007
Population data for the year to July 2006 showed the proportion of
babies born to a foreign parent has risen to 25 per cent compared to
under 20 per cent just six years ago.
Figures from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) earlier this year showed about six million people living in Britain - one in 10 - was born overseas.
Also, the foreign-born population is growing while the British-born population is declining.
We've long known that immigrants tend to have a higher birth rate than indigenes. They're usually coming from places with a higher birth rate and that cutlural idea stays with them when they arrive: actually, the birth rates tend to be somewhere between the averages of the society moved to and the one moved from.
What anyone wants to do about it (me? Nothing) is another matter.
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It's also worth noting that foreign - as in 'not a British citizen' - and 'foreign-born' are not the same thing.
Posted by: Unity | Aug 23, 2007 9:25:52 AM
It took only about 5% of the population to end Romano-British civilisation permanently.
Posted by: dearieme | Aug 23, 2007 8:54:53 PM