Remain areas have more than double the level of immigration as leave areas.
The results are in and it seems that the UK’s decision to leave the EU was about far more than immigration.
Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics showed the rate of net international migration in all areas of the country last year.
In the places where the remain vote triumphed yesterday net migration reached 200,491 in the year to June 2015 at a rate of 8.1 per 1,000 residents. This is more than double the rate of 3.4 immigrants per 1,000 residents that was experienced in the local authority areas who voted for Brexit.
Only six of the 30 areas with the highest levels of immigration across the UK voted to leave the EU.
Westminster, which voted to remain yesterday by 38 percentage points, had the highest level of international immigration (excluding the City of London) in the year to June 2015 with 46.1 migrants per 1,000 residents.
It was the same story for nine of the top ten areas with the highest levels of migration with only Boston in Lincolnshire opting for a leave vote.
At the other end of the scale four of the ten areas with the lowest levels of immigration decided to vote leave with Forest Heath in Suffolk being the most extreme example of this.
Forest Heath actually had a net loss of internal migration in the year to June 2015 but still voted for Brexit by a margin of 30 percentage points.
20 areas with the highest levels of immigration and how they voted
- Westminster // Remain by 37.9 percentage points
- Tower Hamlets // Remain by 34.9 percentage points
- Newham // Remain by 5.7 percentage points
- Camden // Remain by 49.9 percentage points
- Islington // Remain by 50.4 percentage points
- Haringey // Remain by 51.1 percentage points
- Brent // Remain by 19.5 percentage points
- Oxford // Remain by 40.5 percentage points
- Waltham Forest // Remain by 18.2 percentage points
- Boston // Leave by 51.1 percentage points
- Coventry // Leave by 11.2 percentage points
- Cambridge // Remain by 47.7 percentage points
- Southwark // Remain by 45.6 percentage points
- Hounslow // Remain by 2.1 percentage points
- Hammersmith and Fulham // Remain by 40.0 percentage points
- Welwyn Hatfield // Leave by 6.0 percentage points
- Luton // Leave by 13.1 percentage points
- Kingston upon Thames // Remain by 23.2 percentage points
- Brighton and Hove // Remain by 37.2 percentage points
- Norwich // Remain by 12.5 percentage points