The number of British children born to Romanian parents has reached a record high as the country becomes one of the top ten places of origin for foreign-born parents for the first time.
Mothers from Romania moved into the top ten at ninth position, replacing China, with 4,406 live births.
And Romanian-born fathers also entered to top ten in ninth position, with 3,867, supplanting Ghana.
The figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the proportion of babies born in Britain to foreign-born mothers rose slightly overall to 25.9 per cent.
The top nationality for foreign-born mothers was Poland with 21,156, followed by Pakistan with 19,091.
In all there were 189,079 births to non-UK born mothers last year, up from 184,529 in 2011.