British nationals and Ukrainians settled in the UK can now bring in a wider group of family members, including grandparents, adult children and siblings, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has decided to make an early release of information from the yet-to-be-published 2021 census in order to help the authorities support the “communities most impacted by the effects of the invasion".
An ONS spokesperson said: “To support and inform the response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have been able to use preliminary counts from Census 2021, the most up to date data available, to help local and national emergency response planners who need to understand communities across England and Wales.
“This could help targeted communications and support to communities most impacted by the effects of the invasion. Having the most comprehensive data available is necessary to ensure central government and local authorities have the most accurate picture of the populations which may be affected.
“All data have been anonymised and aggregated so no individuals are identifiable and no counts of less than 20 have been published.”
These preliminary figures show the 15 council areas with the highest population of Ukrainians, according to country of birth.