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England becomes the most crowded nation in the West and the sixth most populous in the World Reuters

England is now the sixth most crowded country in the world due to the high rate of immigration that is happening for the last fifteen years. It also ranks as the most populous country in the whole of west, according to a study by Migration Watch UK.

A new research from the Migration Watch reveals that more than 90 percent of immigrants to the UK live in England making it the most crowded nation after Bangladesh, Taiwan, South Korea, Lebanon and Rwanda.

Overcrowding has already started affecting the housing, transport and public services of the country.

The study found that 93 percent of the foreign born people live in England compared to other nations. The Migration Watch data show that about 6.6 million foreign born people live in England out of a total of 7.1 million in Britain.
There are 326,000 foreigners in Scotland, 150,000 immigrants in Wales and 100,000 in Northern Ireland, according to Migration Watch. A recent statistics of the Office of the National Statistics also project the UK population to touch 70 million by the year 2027.

"The immigration lobby like to talk about the UK, obscuring the fact that England is six times as crowded as Scotland," said Sir Andrew Green, chairman, Migration Watch UK.

"Since the vast majority of immigrants come to England, it is England's place in the league table that counts. Leaving aside city states and small islands, England lies sixth among the most crowded countries in the world," said the chairman.

The UK is facing the problems of high rate of immigration in recent years from the non-EU countries. "Immigration to the UK has been too high, which is why we are making sweeping changes to reduce net migration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands," said Damian Green, Immigration Minister, while reacting to the issue.