More than one in nine Westmeath residents are non-Irish nationals according to the latest figures from the Census 2011 results.
Statistics released this week revealed that there were 10,130 non-Irish nationals living in Westmeath at the time of the Census, accounting for 11.9% of the population of the county, compared to 12% for the State as a whole.
In Roscommon, 10.8% of the population were non-Irish nationals.
In Westmeath, Polish nationals were the largest non-Irish national group, but in Roscommon, UK nationals were the most numerous.
Of the 10,130 non-Irish nationals resident in Westmeath, 2,345 were Polish nationals - the largest non-Irish nationality in the county, followed by UK nationals with 1,929 persons.
In Roscommon, 2,790 of the 6,897 non-Irish nationals resident in the county, were UK nationals, followed by Polish nationals with 1,365 persons.
Some 677 of the non-Irish nationals recorded as living in Westmeath at April 2011 had arrived in Ireland in the previous twelve months, while 299 had arrived in Roscommon during the year.
The full report is available on the CSO website at www.cso.ie/census