Having previously found a source for the number of Americans who hold a passport – just 46%. How many UK citizens hold a passport?
The Office for National Statistics has part of the answer. They state, in an analysis of results from the 2011 census for England and Wales, not including Northern Ireland and Scotland.
“Of the 56.1 million usually resident population of England and Wales in 2011, 76 per cent (42.5million) held a UK passport, 7.4 per cent (4.2 million) held a foreign passport only (of which 372,000 were Irish passports). There were 17 per cent (9.5 million) who stated they did not hold a passport.”
So, 83% is the answer for England and Wales. This table from the analysis shows the startling change in population birth nationalities between the 2001 and 2011 census.