55% of the rise in child numbers in Oldham in 2016 was a direct result of immigration

Births to foreign born parents 2017

In 2016 39.3% of births in Oldham occurred in families where either one or both parents are foreign born.

Tax credits 2015 to 2016

When you add the increase in foreign born school aged children arriving in Oldham to the number of births to foreign born parents you find that 55.2% of Oldham’s increase in children 2016 was due to migration. In reality the percentage is even higher as there are no statistics for migrant children under school age arriving in the borough.

Taken from the “Link Governor Network Meeting” document