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.
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.