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Home Office world regions and their constituent countries

Home Office world regions and their constituent countries

Home Office note: New geographical regions have been included in the Immigration Statistics tables from 27 November 2014 to broadly reflect the country groupings that ONS consulted on in early 2014. These will provide a more detailed breakdown of our figures by geographical region and not in any way restrict the information already available at the level of individual country of nationality. The following table shows the old and new geographical region for each country of nationality. For consistency with the ONS groupings, subdivisions of EU nationalities have been used in the breakdown, though the numbers in our statistical series are generally very low, reflecting the fact that EU nationals are not normally subject to most forms of immigration control. Along with other changes the definition of ‘Europe Other’ no longer includes central Asian former Soviet republics, such as Kazakhstan.
World regionsConstituent countries
Africa North (North Africa)Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara
Africa Sub-Saharan (Sub-Saharan Africa)Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Réunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (South), Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
America Central and South (Central America and South America)Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten (Dutch Part), St. Martin (French Part), St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela
America North (North America)Canada, Puerto Rico, United States, Virgin Islands (US)
Asia Central (Central Asia)Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Asia East (East Asia)China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea (North), Korea (South), Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan
Asia South (South Asia)Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Asia South East (Southeast Asia)Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
EU-2Bulgaria, Romania
EU-8Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia
EU-14Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden
EU OtherCroatia, Cyprus, Malta
Europe OtherAlbania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Northern part of), Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslavia, Georgia, Greenland, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegro, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City
Middle EastBahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
OceaniaAmerican Samoa, Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
OtherAnguilla (British), Bermuda (British), British overseas citizens, Cayman Islands (British), Falkland Islands (British), Gibraltar, Montserrat (British), Other and unknown, Pitcairn Islands (British), Refugee; South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands; St. Helena (British), Stateless, Turks and Caicos Islands (British), Virgin Islands (British)

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