More than five million British expats!
According to the BBC, 5.5m British people live permanently abroad – nearly one in ten of the UK population. Only in 2008, 172,000 UK citizens permanently left Britain.
Countries with most British expats:
If you are wondering how many Brits live abroad and where, have a look at the BBC’s Brits Abroad guide. The guide gives a general overview of where Brits have gone and provides interesting info on expats in every part of the world.