Polish migration to the United Kingdom describes the temporary or permanent settlement of the Poles to the United Kingdom (UK). Most Polish migrants arrived in UK after the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. At the time of the 2011 Census, 521,000 Polish-born people reported being resident in the UK, and there is a wider population of British Poles including the descendants of over 200,000 immigrants who settled in the UK after World War II.
Poles are second most populous ethnic minority in Britain and the Polish language is the second most spoken language in England and the third most spoken language in Britain after English and Welsh, with 1% of Britain's population speaking Polish. Since 2004 there is an increasing number of Polish- British citizens in the UK.
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