By Tom Morris
The NHS has various problems coping with the huge demand for treatment. It has been labelled the ‘International Health Service’ and this report gives a few examples why such a label has been attached to our NHS.
- It obviously cannot be the world’s NHS but the politicians here want it to be.
- As an ‘International’ Health Service, it requires infinite resources, and politicians seem to think this country possesses them and can therefore fund anything.
- The following statistics show the number of people born to people who were themselves born abroad.
- This means that it is unlikely they contributed to the infrastructure already here but they are absorbing the resources. Or if they did contribute anything it would have been very little.
- It is unlikely they contributed positively to the NHS at all because they probably came here as adults in arranged marriages etc, and started breeding here straight away.
- In major cities I keep coming across young females of Indian sub-continent origin who have a lot of children (within a years age of each other), but seemingly no male support. I assume they are unmarried mothers living off the state, as so many are.
- Most other countries do not have much of a health service and quite frankly couldn’t care less about a patient if treatment gets too dear. i.e. chronic illness, such as oncology and old age generally. USA and Russia in particular.
- There are a staggering number of people who do not work and do not show as unemployed, obviously single mothers, and people known as NEET, not in education employment or training (estimated figures vary from 5 million to 8.5 million). Plus people in higher colleges or Universities.
- Therefore the burden mainly falls on the working indigenous people of the UK.
The following information is from the Office of National statistics for England and Wales.
Births by parents’ country of birth, England and Wales: 2022.
Annual statistics on live births including countries of birth for non-UK-born mothers and fathers. This is the latest data released on 17th August 2023.
- In England and Wales, 30.3% of all live births were to non-UK-born mothers in 2022; an increase from 28.8% in 2021, continuing the long-term trend of the percentage of live births to non-UK-born mothers generally increasing.
- In 2022, India replaced Romania as the most common country of birth for non-UK-born mothers, and Pakistan as the most common country of birth for non-UK-born fathers.
- In 2022, two-thirds of live births in London occurred to parents where either one or both parents were born outside of the UK. London continues to have the highest percentage of such births out of all the English regions and Wales.
Live births to UK-born and non-UK-born women
- In 2022, 30.3% of all live births in England and Wales were to non-UK-born women, up from 28.8% of all live births in 2021. This is the highest proportion of live births to non-UK-born women seen since our records began and continues the long-term trend of a generally increasing proportion.
In England and Wales, the number of live births to UK-born women decreased from 445,055 in 2021 to 422,109 in 2022. This was in contrast to 2021 when there was an increase in the total number of live births, because of an increase in the number of births to UK-born women. The number of live births to non-UK-born women increased from 179,726 in 2021 to 183,309 in 2022. Before 2016, there was a trend of live births to non-UK-born mothers generally increasing, but in 2017 the number of live births to non-UK-born mothers started to decrease (Figure 1). The 2.0% increase of live births to non-UK-born mothers between 2021 and 2022 is the first increase in five years.
The number of live births to non-UK-born mothers increased for the first time in five years in 2022
The increase of live births to non-UK-born mothers between 2021 and 2022, is because of an increase in non-EU-born mothers. In 2022, there were 125,272 live births to non-UK-born mothers, who were born outside of the EU, a 7.3% increase from 2021 when there were 116,734. Over the last two years, long-term international migration has also increased. This has largely been caused by immigration of non-EU nationals, while net migration of non-EU nationals has been higher than net migration of EU nationals since the year ending March 2019. This is likely to have added to the population of non-EU women of childbearing age usually resident in England and Wales.
Country of birth of non-UK-born mothers and non-UK-born fathers
In 2022, 35.8% of all live births in England and Wales had either one or both parents who were non-UK-born, an increase from 34.2% in 2021. In 2022, the majority of jointly registered live births where both parents were born outside of the UK occurred to parents who were both born in the same broad country group. India replaced Romania as the most common birth country for non-UK-born mothers with 17,745 live births to women born in India, a 16.3% increase from 15,260 in 2021. Romania went from the most common country of birth to non-UK-born mothers in 2021 to the third most common in 2022. However, the number of live births to mothers born in Romania remained relatively stable with 15,894 in 2021 and 15,518 in 2022. In 2022, Afghanistan appeared in the top ten most common birth countries for non-UK-born mothers, for the first time since reporting began in 2003, at position 7. This coincides with the increase in Afghan arrivals to the UK, reported in our Long-term international migration bulletin, through the UK government resettlement schemes, which began in 2021.
India became the most common country of birth for non-UK-born mothers for the first time since reporting began in 2003
India replaced Pakistan as the most common birth country for non-UK-born fathers in 2022. There were 18,013 live births to fathers born in India in 2022, a 16.6% increase from 15,452 in 2021. Pakistan had previously been the most common birth country for non-UK-born fathers since reporting began in 2008. Despite the move down to the second most common country of birth for non-UK-born fathers, the actual number of live births to Pakistan-born fathers increased. In 2022, 17,393 fathers were born in Pakistan, up from 16,375 in 2021.
India became the most common country of birth to non-UK-born fathers for the first time since reporting began in 2008
Live births to non-UK-born parents by geography
In 2022, the percentage of live births where either one or both parents were born outside of the UK was 36.7% in England (from 35.1% in 2021), and 16.1% in Wales (from 15.5% in 2021). Out of all the English regions and Wales, London had the highest percentage of live births where either one or both parents were born outside of the UK, with 66.5% in 2022, an increase from 65.5% in 2021. This continues a trend of London having the highest percentage of live births occurring to non-UK-born parents. In 2022, the local authority of Brent had the highest percentage of live births where either one or both parents were born outside of the UK at 82.3%. Copeland had the smallest percentage at 6.0%.
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