25 percent of British babies born to foreign mothersAugust 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) One out of four babies born in Britain in 2010 were born to migrant women, including those from India and Pakistan, official statistics show.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal that migrant mothers gave birth to 181,514 babies — 25.1 percent of 723,165 newborns in 2010, the Daily Express said.
In 2009, a total of 174,443 babies were born to migrant mothers - 24.7 percent of the total number. In 2000, it was 15.5 percent, and 11.6 per cent in 1990.
Newham in east London had the highest levels - with a staggering 75 percent of all babies born to migrants. Most were from India, Pakistan and Poland.
Britain is struggling to cope with soaring immigration. The number of midwives has also not kept pace with the migrant baby boom.
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- Babies born by caesarean more likely to be obese - May 24, 2012
- Quake drives decade-high emigration from New Zealand - Nov 22, 2011
- A giant 7-kg baby born in Russia - Jan 31, 2011
- Migrant workers take majority of jobs in parts of London - Jun 30, 2010
- Migration to Britain shoots up due to Pakistan, Libya - Aug 25, 2011
- Women over 45 giving birth to more babies - Jan 28, 2012
- A baby is born every 40 seconds in Britain - Jul 25, 2011
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- Britain has over 12,000 centenarians - Sep 30, 2011
- 900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year - Sep 12, 2012
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