Two-thirds of babies born to mothers from outside the UK (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Figure for Waltham Forest is higher than London average
Almost two thirds of babies born in Waltham Forest have mothers who were not born in the UK.
A total of 63.5 per cent of mothers who gave birth in Waltham Forest in 2011 were born abroad, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.
The borough has a higher rate than the London average, with 57.4 per cent of mothers in the capital born abroad.
The national average is 25.9 per cent.
Waltham Forest ranked 10th highest in London, with neighbouring Newham at the top of the list with 76.7 per cent.
The largest ethnic groups in the borough, according to the 2011 census, are white British, with 36 per cent, white other with 14.5 per cent and Asian and Pakistani with 10.2 per cent.
The largest number of National Insurance registrations in the last 10 years has come from people originally from Poland, Pakistan and Lithuania.
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