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    Thousands Leave Britain

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    LONDON (AFP) - Around 500 Brits a day are leaving the country, with Australia, Spain and France the most popular destinations, although far more new immigrants are arriving, official figures showed Friday.

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    Room Type: Single Twin Double Family rooms The most recent statistics show that 380,000 people emigrated from Britain for a year or more, of whom over half were British citizens.

    In the same period, 565,000 migrants arrived to live in Britain for at least a year, boosting the country's overall population by 185,000, the highest figure since 1991, National Statistics said.

    Of those arriving, 80,000 came from eastern European countries which joined the European Union in May 2004, with 70 percent of these Polish citizens, according to the 2005 figures.

    In 2004-05, 71,000 Brits emigrated to Australia compared to 58,000 to Spain and 42,00 to France.

    At the same time, 99,000 came to this country from India, 76,000 from Poland and 59,000 from China.

    Nearly half of those coming to Britain gave work-related reasons, while almost a quarter of immigrants came to study in Britain.
     
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    Wow, that's scary.
     
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    Now you know what it's like to be an American.
     

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