How many EU citizens live in the UK?

According to data from the Office for National Statistics, 2,938,000 EU citizens (excluding UK citizens) lived in the UK in 2014. The figure represents 4.6% of the UK’s population.

Polish citizens form the largest group, 853.000. Irish citizens are the second largest, 331.000. Other large groups include citizens of Romania 175.000, Portugal 175.000, Italy 170.000, France 160.000 and Lithuania 155.000.

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