THE NORTH EAST IS ‘FLOODED’ WITH ASYLUM SEEKERS

IS IT REALLY? THE FIGURES MAY SURPRISE YOU

 

The North East has a population of over 2.6 million people. There are less than 2,400 asylum seekers here; they represent less than 0.08% of the total population of the region.  At the time of writing, official statistics show that migration to the UK is in decline.

 At the end of March 2013 there were  2,378 asylum seekers in our region, with around a third living in Tyne and Wear and two thirds in Tees Valley.

 

1. Middlesbrough                      818

2. Stockton-on-Tees                 632

3. Newcastle                            357

4. Sunderland                           193

5. Gateshead                            159

6. Hartlepool                            113

7. North Tyneside                      65

8. South Tyneside                       36

9. Redcar and Cleveland                 5

 

 (Numbers of individuals supported by the Home Office. Source:  Jomast, April 2013