Census Data Released.

You will remember that in 2011 your household had to complete a census form that detailed a wide range of things about you and the people you live with. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is now starting to release the main findings of their results. For an overall summary of the census click here.  Whilst this link provides a great model to highlight what the future population structure of the UK could look like. Have a look and play around with the variables.

The number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million since 2001 to 7.5 million people, according to the 2011 census. The most common birthplaces outside the UK for residents are India, Poland and Pakistan and the Irish Republic. This map shows the location of major migrant groups from India, Pakistan, Poland and Ireland.

non-UK born residing in the UK
In the past there have been problems for groups of different ethnic origins integrating into society in the UK, this BBC Radio 4 interview reveals how this is no longer the case.
What does this mean for London? London’s population has grown quicker in the last few years than predicted, with the latest census showing that 8.2 million people live in the city. This means there is increasing pressure on housing, schools and transport .In terms of ethnicity fewer than half the people of London are white British. Latest figures show 45% of Londoners describe themselves as “white British” – a drop from the 58% in 2001.

The London statistics include 102,000 mixed white and Asian people; 119,000 mixed white and black Caribbean; 119,000 other mixed, 542,000 British Indian; 224,000 British Pakistani and 222,000 British Bangladeshi. There are 399,000 other Asians, 574,000 British Africans and 345,000 British Caribbeans in the capital, along with 170,000 other black people; 106,000 Arabs and 175,000 from other ethnic groups. Read more here.

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2 thoughts on “Census Data Released.

  1. It is very interesting that the White British population is no longer the total majority in Central London. It is encouraging to have had a vast influx of ethical diversity within a relatively short amount of time.

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