These statistics issued by ONS (Office of National Statistics) are INTERESTING READING. Check it out!
For me, I suppose that everything was in line with my expectations until I reach the paragraph on the percentage of children born to non-UK born fathers in 2011:
Just under a quarter (24%) of babies born in 2011 in England and Wales had fathers who were themselves born outside the UK. Of the 171,702 babies born to non-UK born fathers in 2011, one in nine had a father born in Pakistan, the most common country of birth for non-UK born fathers. Poland and India were the second and third most common countries of birth for non-UK born fathers respectively.
With hard statistics like these from the ONS, my mind was pondering the following open question:
What are the economic, social and political implications of an increasing number of UK babies born to Pakistani, Polish and Indian fathers who themselves were born outside the UK?