Hong Kong people in the United Kingdom
|Hong Kong-born residents|
111,733 (2011 census)
|English (British English, Hong Kong English), Hong Kong Cantonese|
|Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|British Chinese, Britons in Hong Kong|
The United Kingdom has historically been a popular destination for Hong Kong immigrants due to the colonial relationship between the two territories. The UK's popularity among immigrants was also helped by the fact that the English language enjoys official status in both territories. While many Hong Kong-born residents of the UK are ethnically Chinese, others include the children of colonial parentage (British and/or other European heritage, and people with ancestries from other parts of the former British colonial empire) born in Hong Kong prior to the transfer of sovereignty to China in 1997.
The 2001 census recorded 96,445 Hong Kong-born people residing in the United Kingdom. The 2011 census recorded 98,724 Hong Kong-born people resident in England, 3,517 in Wales, 7,586 in Scotland and 1,906 in Northern Ireland. The figure Scotland was 7,068 in 2001 and 5,910 in 1991.
- Alan Mak, Conservative Member of Parliament
- Katie Leung, actress
- Herman Li, guitarist for DragonForce
- Anna Lo, former politician
- Benedict Wong, actor
- Tom Wu, actor
- British nationality law and Hong Kong
- British Chinese
- East Asians in the United Kingdom
- Demographics of Hong Kong
- Transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong
- Britons in Hong Kong
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