Of the 650,000 “immigrants” who entered Britain in the first six months of 2016, at least 289,000 came from outside Europe—and only 284,000 from inside the European Union, new data from the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown.
The data also showed that the vast majority of “non-EU nationals” are not working, but are living off welfare.
According to the new ONS data, of the “EU nationals” coming to the U.K., Romania was the most common country of last residence, making up 10 percent of all immigrants. Most of these are Gypsies.
The data also showed that coming to work in the U.K. remained the most common reason for long-term immigration, with 311,000 (the highest estimate recorded), compared with 294,000 in the year ended June 2015.
Of this number, 182,000 had a definite job to go to and 130,000 arrived looking for work (a statistically significant increase from 107,000 the previous year).
At the same time, there were 629,000 National Insurance number (NINo) registrations by EU nationals and 195,000 by non-EU nationals in the year ended September 2016.
NINo are the U.K.’s partial equivalent of a U.S. Social Security Number, which means that people applying for a NINo will either be working or intend to seek work.
The ONS data sheet went on to state that employment statistics from the “Labour Force Survey” showed there was an increase of 454,000 in the employed U.K. labor force in July to September 2016, compared with the same quarter for the previous year.
Of this number, only 47 percent can be accounted for by growth in employment for British nationals, 49 percent by growth in employment for EU nationals, with the remaining 4 percent accounted for by non-EU nationals.
These employment figures and NINo registration rates show conclusively that although non-EU immigration is the single largest source of incomers into the U.K., these non-Europeans are overwhelmingly not going into employment once they arrive in Britain.
The ONS data did not say how these non-EU nationals are “earning a living,” but it is obvious that they are going onto welfare in order to survive.
According to figures released earlier by the U.K.’s Department of Welfare and Pensions, the proportion of people who live in low-income households is: 20 percent for whites, 30 percent for Indians and Black Caribbeans, 50 percent for Africans, 60 percent for Pakistanis, and 70 percent for Bangladeshis.
In addition, the ONS figures showed that there were 41,280 asylum applications (including dependents) in the year ended September 2016, the sixth successive annual increase.
This figure has remained almost constant each year since the 2002 high when 103,081 invaders pretending to be asylum seekers arrived in Britain.
Some 4,162 fake refugees were granted humanitarian protection under the “Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme” in the year ended September 2016, with a total of 4,414 having been “resettled” in the U.K. since the scheme began in January 2014.
Finally, some 49,000 British citizens permanently left the U.K. in the first six months of 2016.