The ethnic population of England and Wales broken down by local authority (2023)

The ethnic population of England and Wales broken down by local authority (1)

Ethnic population of England and Wales broken down. Photograph: Alamy

What is the ethnic population breakdown of the 54m people in England and Wales? Now we have an answer, right down to local authority level.

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The non-white British population has grown from 6.6m in 2001 to 9.1m in 2009 - or nearly one in six. The figures were published this week in an "experimental" data release from the Office for National Statistics, which also show that there are now a million mixed-race people in the two countries.

The white British population has stayed the same since 2001 - because even though there has been an increase in births, there has also been a similar number of people migrating. The non-white British population has grown by 4.1% a year, or a total of 2.5m over the whole period, or 37.4%.

In fact, the only group to actually shrink is the white Irish population, down from 646,600 in 2001 to 574,200 now due to falling birthrates and migration. A rise in the "other white" population from 1.4m to 1.9m is not simply due to Eastern Europeans moving to the UK, said the ONS statistician responsible for the report, but also people from the old Commonwealth - countries like Australia and New Zealand.

The mixed-race population has neared a million for the first time - from 672,000 in 2001 to 986,600 in 2009, an increase of nearly 50%. A third are mixed Afro-Caribbean and white, followed by Asian/white. The ONS statistician said this is not a result of increasing birth rates but more that we are becoming less divided: "the population is mixing up more". The highest proportion are in Haringey, London, where 4.4% are mixed.

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The numbers report the ethnic breakdown of every local authority area (which we've mapped using Google Fusion Tables above), which show that in 225 of them, the white population comprises over 90% of local people. That figure is highest in Wales and the North east of England - the whitest borough is Blanaeu Gwent in Wales, where 96.5% of the population is white British, followed by Copeland in Cumbria, where only 2% of the population are not white.

In contrast, Brent, in London, is the most ethnically diverse borough in the country - just over a third of its population counts as white British, with large mixed race, Asian, Black and Irish communities making up the rest.

These figures, published for the third year running, are the most detailed available on the ethnic breakdown of the country before the results of the 2011 census in a year's time - the ONS estimates them by combining data from the 2001 census, the Labour Force Survey and the Annual Population Survey. The figures are not compiled for Scotland.

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Data summary

Ethnic breakdown

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ID

Place

% White, British

% Mixed

% Asian or Asian British

% Black or Black British

% Chinese

SOURCE: ONS

1 ENGLAND AND WALES 83.35 1.80 5.87 2.81 0.82
2 ENGLAND 82.79 1.85 6.11 2.94 0.85
3 NORTH EAST 92.43 0.95 2.70 0.76 0.44
4 County Durham UA 94.81 0.73 1.50 0.49 0.38
5 Chester-le-Street 96.24 0.56 0.94 0.38 0.38
6 Derwentside 96.27 0.79 0.79 0.34 0.23
7 Durham 88.07 1.27 4.33 1.06 1.16
8 Easington 96.86 0.63 0.94 0.31 0.21
9 Sedgefield 96.54 0.69 0.81 0.46 0.23
10 Teesdale 95.12 0.81 0.81 0.41 0.41
11 Wear Valley 96.04 0.63 0.95 0.32 0.16
12 Darlington UA 93.23 0.90 1.79 0.70 0.50
13 Hartlepool UA 95.27 0.77 1.54 0.33 0.22
14 Middlesbrough UA 88.11 1.35 5.91 1.21 0.93
15 Northumberland UA 95.4 0.71 1.16 0.48 0.23
16 Alnwick 95.71 0.61 0.61 0.31 0.31
17 Berwick-upon-Tweed 95.4 0.00 0.77 0.77 0.38
18 Blyth Valley 96.3 0.62 1.11 0.37 0.25
19 Castle Morpeth 93.81 1.00 1.80 0.60 0.40
20 Tynedale 94.94 0.84 1.18 0.67 0.17
21 Wansbeck 95.81 0.65 1.13 0.32 0.16
22 Redcar and Cleveland UA 94.76 0.65 1.60 0.73 0.36
23 Stockton-on-Tees UA 92.41 1.05 2.77 0.73 0.31
24 Tyne and Wear (Met County) 90.48 1.09 3.53 0.92 0.51
25 Gateshead 92.92 0.94 1.94 0.89 0.42
26 Newcastle upon Tyne 83.61 1.62 7.03 1.48 0.88
27 North Tyneside 92.75 0.96 1.88 0.71 0.56
28 South Tyneside 92.39 0.92 3.94 0.66 0.20
29 Sunderland 93.11 0.82 2.06 0.71 0.28
30 NORTH WEST 88.45 1.36 4.69 1.17 0.58
31 Blackburn with Darwen UA 74.55 1.36 19.94 1.00 0.57
32 Blackpool UA 92.14 1.07 2.21 0.71 0.36
33 Cheshire East UA 92.69 1.05 1.57 0.69 0.41
34 Congleton 94.25 0.76 1.30 0.43 0.33
35 Crewe and Nantwich 92.73 1.18 1.44 0.76 0.42
36 Macclesfield 91.73 1.05 1.84 0.79 0.46
37 Cheshire West and Chester UA 93.05 0.95 1.47 0.52 0.34
38 Chester 91.24 1.10 1.94 0.67 0.34
39 Ellesmere Port & Neston 94.29 0.87 1.12 0.37 0.37
40 Vale Royal 94.1 0.94 1.18 0.47 0.39
41 Halton UA 95.62 0.84 0.76 0.34 0.34
42 Warrington UA 93.12 1.06 1.82 0.56 0.35
43 Cumbria 95.13 0.67 1.13 0.40 0.22
44 Allerdale 95.65 0.74 1.17 0.32 0.21
45 Barrow-in-Furness 95.91 0.56 0.85 0.28 0.14
46 Carlisle 94.36 0.67 1.24 0.29 0.29
47 Copeland 96.27 0.57 1.00 0.29 0.14
48 Eden 95.17 0.58 0.97 0.39 0.19
49 South Lakeland 93.74 0.67 1.54 0.58 0.29
50 Greater Manchester (Met County) 83.57 1.80 7.14 1.93 0.77
51 Bolton 84.42 1.43 9.58 1.24 0.53
52 Bury 87.19 1.64 5.09 1.20 0.44
53 Manchester 69.93 3.27 11.20 4.84 1.76
54 Oldham 80.48 1.60 13.57 1.23 0.32
55 Rochdale 82.8 1.42 10.94 0.98 0.59
56 Salford 86.45 1.60 3.29 1.73 0.62
57 Stockport 89.07 1.59 3.21 1.16 0.60
58 Tameside 88.86 1.25 5.76 0.93 0.42
59 Trafford 82.63 2.18 5.43 2.55 1.07
60 Wigan 94.68 0.82 1.31 0.65 0.29
61 Lancashire 89.63 1.09 5.44 0.63 0.42
62 Burnley 86.57 1.05 9.00 0.47 0.23
63 Chorley 93.51 1.05 2.10 0.67 0.38
64 Fylde 92.66 0.79 2.23 0.39 0.26
65 Hyndburn 86.31 0.99 9.86 0.37 0.25
66 Lancaster 90.7 1.14 2.43 0.86 0.79
67 Pendle 81.41 1.23 14.78 0.56 0.22
68 Preston 81.65 1.63 11.07 1.19 0.89
69 Ribble Valley 91.85 0.87 3.64 0.52 0.35
70 Rossendale 90.61 0.89 5.07 0.45 0.30
71 South Ribble 93.16 1.02 2.59 0.37 0.37
72 West Lancashire 94.92 0.91 1.18 0.54 0.27
73 Wyre 93.16 0.81 2.25 0.45 0.27
74 Merseyside (Met County) 91.86 1.30 1.70 0.96 0.67
75 Knowsley 95.05 1.27 1.07 0.54 0.40
76 Liverpool 86.34 1.99 2.94 1.90 1.13
77 St. Helens 95.82 0.79 0.96 0.40 0.28
78 Sefton 94.07 0.91 1.10 0.55 0.59
79 Wirral 93.94 0.94 1.23 0.52 0.45
80 YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER 86.79 1.45 6.20 1.44 0.62
81 East Riding of Yorkshire UA 93.03 0.86 1.78 0.62 0.65
82 Kingston upon Hull, City of UA 89.14 1.26 3.81 1.45 0.95
83 North East Lincolnshire UA 94.02 0.95 1.65 0.64 0.83
84 North Lincolnshire UA 92.86 0.81 2.86 0.56 0.93
85 York UA 88.63 1.21 3.37 1.11 0.40
86 North Yorkshire 92.35 0.97 2.01 0.62 0.65
87 Craven 91.35 1.08 3.42 0.54 0.18
88 Hambleton 95.19 0.80 1.03 0.46 0.23
89 Harrogate 89.61 1.33 1.84 0.82 1.77
90 Richmondshire 92.42 1.14 2.65 0.95 0.19
91 Ryedale 93.28 0.93 1.31 0.37 0.19
92 Scarborough 93.09 0.83 1.84 0.46 0.18
93 Selby 93.67 0.73 2.19 0.49 0.24
94 South Yorkshire (Met County) 89.19 1.42 4.33 1.53 0.78
95 Barnsley 95.1 0.75 1.41 0.62 0.22
96 Doncaster 93.21 1.03 2.17 1.03 0.52
97 Rotherham 92.6 1.02 3.47 0.87 0.39
98 Sheffield 83.05 2.08 7.04 2.49 1.32
99 West Yorkshire (Met County) 81.55 1.81 10.21 1.90 0.46
100 Bradford 71.21 2.27 19.83 2.01 0.47
101 Calderdale 87 1.34 6.99 0.94 0.25
102 Kirklees 80.58 1.82 12.05 1.99 0.27
103 Leeds 82.58 1.99 6.92 2.51 0.66
104 Wakefield 93.02 0.96 2.84 0.65 0.34
105 EAST MIDLANDS 86.97 1.61 5.35 1.60 0.72
106 Derby UA 80.75 2.29 8.60 2.29 0.90
107 Leicester UA 60.06 2.89 26.09 3.81 2.13
108 Nottingham UA 74.83 3.36 9.44 4.69 1.73
109 Rutland UA 91.15 1.30 2.34 1.04 0.26
110 Derbyshire 93.82 1.03 1.60 0.78 0.30
111 Amber Valley 94.3 0.91 1.49 0.66 0.25
112 Bolsover 95.55 0.81 1.21 0.54 0.27
113 Chesterfield 94.05 1.09 1.29 0.79 0.30
114 Derbyshire Dales 93.87 1.00 1.43 0.71 0.29
115 Erewash 92.61 1.08 1.71 1.35 0.36
116 High Peak 93.94 1.08 1.30 0.65 0.32
117 North East Derbyshire 94.8 0.92 1.33 0.61 0.31
118 South Derbyshire 91.92 1.29 3.12 0.86 0.32
119 Leicestershire 87.85 1.33 5.82 1.01 0.73
120 Blaby 86.43 1.50 7.26 1.18 0.53
121 Charnwood 84.24 1.58 7.70 1.21 1.33
122 Harborough 90.17 1.20 3.84 0.96 0.36
123 Hinckley and Bosworth 91.7 1.15 3.44 0.76 0.38
124 Melton 93.05 1.23 2.04 0.61 0.20
125 North West Leicestershire 92.72 0.99 2.21 0.55 0.77
126 Oadby and Wigston 78.12 1.88 14.02 1.88 0.68
127 Lincolnshire 92.72 1.10 1.92 0.80 0.33
128 Boston 91.53 1.36 2.37 0.51 0.34
129 East Lindsey 93.82 0.92 1.78 0.71 0.28
130 Lincoln 90.4 1.47 2.37 1.24 0.45
131 North Kesteven 93.76 1.04 1.23 0.85 0.28
132 South Holland 92.03 1.19 2.97 0.71 0.36
133 South Kesteven 92 1.07 1.91 0.69 0.38
134 West Lindsey 94.58 0.90 1.24 0.79 0.23
135 Northamptonshire 86.3 1.75 4.01 1.95 0.85
136 Corby 90.4 1.27 2.17 1.09 0.91
137 Daventry 89.48 1.39 2.53 1.14 0.38
138 East Northamptonshire 90.59 1.41 2.35 1.29 0.47
139 Kettering 90.01 1.33 3.00 1.11 0.44
140 Northampton 80.43 2.28 6.41 2.95 1.19
141 South Northamptonshire 89.6 1.36 2.15 1.36 0.90
142 Wellingborough 83.09 2.11 5.28 3.17 1.19
143 Nottinghamshire 91.96 1.30 2.36 1.06 0.40
144 Ashfield 95.36 0.95 1.03 0.60 0.26
145 Bassetlaw 94.35 0.90 1.61 0.63 0.27
146 Broxtowe 88.07 1.70 4.30 1.26 0.63
147 Gedling 89.62 1.86 2.57 1.86 0.53
148 Mansfield 94.68 1.00 1.40 0.60 0.30
149 Newark and Sherwood 93.1 1.06 1.68 0.80 0.35
150 Rushcliffe 88.72 1.61 3.67 1.43 0.54
151 WEST MIDLANDS 82.42 1.91 8.48 2.68 0.61
152 Herefordshire, County of UA 94.14 0.78 1.12 0.56 0.22
153 Shropshire UA 93.8 0.89 1.51 0.58 0.27
154 Bridgnorth 94.26 0.76 1.53 0.76 0.19
155 North Shropshire 94.39 0.99 1.49 0.66 0.33
156 Oswestry 94.28 0.75 1.49 0.50 0.25
157 Shrewsbury and Atcham 92.92 0.94 1.35 0.52 0.31
158 South Shropshire 94.13 0.70 1.88 0.47 0.23
159 Stoke-on-Trent UA 89.37 1.51 5.02 1.55 0.33
160 Telford and Wrekin UA 90.08 1.54 3.82 0.99 0.43
161 Staffordshire 92.65 1.11 2.78 0.84 0.30
162 Cannock Chase 94.39 1.06 2.01 0.53 0.21
163 East Staffordshire 89.89 1.19 5.15 0.92 0.28
164 Lichfield 91.96 1.02 3.05 1.02 0.31
165 Newcastle-under-Lyme 92.51 1.05 2.58 0.64 0.32
166 South Staffordshire 92.76 1.13 2.73 0.94 0.38
167 Stafford 92.11 1.12 2.55 0.88 0.32
168 Staffordshire Moorlands 95.28 0.84 1.47 0.42 0.21
169 Tamworth 93 1.19 2.51 1.06 0.26
170 Warwickshire 88.3 1.36 4.26 1.12 0.47
171 North Warwickshire 92.57 1.13 2.75 0.81 0.32
172 Nuneaton and Bedworth 89.67 1.15 4.92 0.90 0.33
173 Rugby 86.82 1.61 4.50 1.71 0.43
174 Stratford-on-Avon 89.82 1.35 2.78 0.93 0.42
175 Warwick 84.96 1.51 5.54 1.15 0.72
176 West Midlands (Met County) 72.99 2.67 14.19 4.50 0.89
177 Birmingham 63.26 3.25 19.61 6.57 1.11
178 Coventry 74.07 2.37 12.34 3.10 1.47
179 Dudley 88.65 1.57 5.64 1.73 0.33
180 Sandwell 73.85 2.78 14.81 4.67 0.58
181 Solihull 85.77 1.80 5.41 2.00 0.78
182 Walsall 81.24 2.07 11.53 2.34 0.39
183 Wolverhampton 72.49 3.19 13.79 5.16 0.96
184 Worcestershire 91.25 1.26 2.86 1.06 0.32
185 Bromsgrove 89.19 1.50 4.07 1.39 0.43
186 Malvern Hills 92.8 0.93 1.73 0.53 0.27
187 Redditch 89.71 1.65 4.19 1.65 0.25
188 Worcester 88.91 1.27 3.17 1.16 0.42
189 Wychavon 93.06 1.03 1.54 0.86 0.26
190 Wyre Forest 93.17 1.02 2.24 0.82 0.20
191 EAST OF ENGLAND 85.17 1.72 4.38 2.14 1.05
192 Bedford UA 77.47 2.34 9.05 3.35 0.51
193 Bedford 77.47 2.34 9.05 3.35 0.51
194 Central Bedfordshire UA 86.67 1.66 3.88 1.86 0.67
195 Mid Bedfordshire 87.76 1.48 3.34 1.48 0.82
196 South Bedfordshire 85.44 1.78 4.49 2.37 0.51
197 Luton UA 59.44 3.04 18.94 7.36 1.24
198 Peterborough UA 80.02 1.99 8.70 2.69 1.46
199 Southend-on-Sea UA 85.75 1.77 3.65 2.38 1.71
200 Thurrock UA 83.4 1.91 4.58 3.31 2.10
201 Cambridgeshire 85.42 1.66 3.64 1.96 1.22
202 Cambridge 73.49 2.48 8.42 3.14 1.16
203 East Cambridgeshire 88.08 1.43 2.03 1.79 1.19
204 Fenland 91.82 1.09 2.18 2.07 0.44
205 Huntingdonshire 88.06 1.51 2.47 1.33 1.87
206 South Cambridgeshire 86.78 1.73 2.91 1.66 1.04
207 Essex 87.56 1.52 3.19 1.93 1.03
208 Basildon 86.62 1.55 3.39 1.90 2.18
209 Braintree 91.1 1.33 1.61 1.47 0.42
210 Brentwood 84.82 1.63 4.34 2.03 0.54
211 Castle Point 90.92 1.01 2.69 1.68 0.45
212 Chelmsford 86.59 1.55 2.92 1.67 1.25
213 Colchester 85.09 1.69 5.31 1.98 1.02
214 Epping Forest 82.26 1.85 5.08 3.63 0.73
215 Harlow 84.62 1.99 3.23 2.48 3.10
216 Maldon 91.57 1.11 1.27 1.59 0.32
217 Rochford 91.58 1.08 1.93 1.32 0.84
218 Tendring 90.07 1.42 2.43 1.76 0.34
219 Uttlesford 89.15 1.32 2.25 1.46 0.53
220 Hertfordshire 81.56 2.16 5.48 2.69 0.81
221 Broxbourne 81.37 2.22 3.77 3.88 0.55
222 Dacorum 85.03 1.84 4.52 2.12 0.56
223 East Hertfordshire 85.78 1.68 3.50 1.90 0.58
224 Hertsmere 77.76 2.43 6.77 3.44 0.91
225 North Hertfordshire 84.44 2.09 4.57 2.33 0.56
226 St Albans 80.76 2.26 5.25 2.48 0.73
227 Stevenage 85.06 2.22 3.70 2.35 0.62
228 Three Rivers 79.91 2.27 6.70 2.84 1.36
229 Watford 71.84 2.86 11.46 3.82 2.03
230 Welwyn Hatfield 79.52 2.22 6.03 3.01 0.71
231 Norfolk 90.63 1.15 2.27 0.90 0.83
232 Breckland 90.45 1.15 1.39 1.00 1.85
233 Broadland 93.41 0.98 1.22 0.65 0.73
234 Great Yarmouth 90.86 1.14 2.70 1.14 0.31
235 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 91.12 1.05 2.38 0.77 0.70
236 North Norfolk 93.58 0.79 1.48 0.79 0.30
237 Norwich 83.65 1.78 5.00 1.36 1.21
238 South Norfolk 92.9 0.92 1.34 0.75 0.42
239 Suffolk 88.91 1.55 2.45 1.32 1.33
240 Babergh 92.42 1.17 1.40 1.05 0.35
241 Forest Heath 76.85 2.57 2.25 1.77 5.63
242 Ipswich 82.94 2.53 6.32 2.21 1.66
243 Mid Suffolk 92.89 1.06 1.17 0.85 0.96
244 St Edmundsbury 90.14 1.26 1.55 1.26 0.87
245 Suffolk Coastal 91.14 1.29 1.69 0.97 0.48
246 Waveney 92.44 1.02 1.61 1.10 1.02
247 LONDON 59.52 3.54 13.16 10.12 1.77
248 Inner London 55.03 3.84 12.80 12.53 2.22
249 Camden 57.14 3.72 14.23 7.27 2.21
250 City of London 60 2.61 8.70 3.48 0.87
251 Hackney 51.11 4.17 11.02 18.19 2.27
252 Hammersmith and Fulham 62.88 3.71 8.13 9.02 1.47
253 Haringey 51.26 4.39 9.53 15.92 1.86
254 Islington 60.32 3.81 9.38 10.11 1.98
255 Kensington and Chelsea 56.74 3.88 9.71 6.53 2.77
256 Lambeth 56.76 4.17 7.59 17.44 1.91
257 Lewisham 56.98 4.27 6.73 19.02 2.42
258 Newham 38.27 4.06 30.27 16.54 2.20
259 Southwark 56.06 3.82 8.40 17.37 2.70
260 Tower Hamlets 47.66 2.85 30.58 6.47 1.58
261 Wandsworth 65.7 3.21 8.41 8.13 1.74
262 Westminster 54.77 4.01 12.83 7.10 3.65
263 Outer London 62.45 3.34 13.40 8.54 1.49
264 Barking and Dagenham 67.54 3.25 10.71 9.51 1.82
265 Barnet 59.46 3.53 13.67 7.08 1.98
266 Bexley 80.17 2.17 5.09 5.71 1.15
267 Brent 38.08 3.95 24.42 16.09 1.76
268 Bromley 79.24 2.58 4.38 5.90 0.84
269 Croydon 60.39 4.26 11.79 13.65 1.60
270 Ealing 49.94 3.89 20.72 8.88 1.67
271 Enfield 57.52 3.88 9.68 12.12 1.27
272 Greenwich 66.12 3.49 8.18 10.92 2.12
273 Harrow 48.71 3.42 25.60 8.15 1.49
274 Havering 83.68 1.75 4.61 3.84 0.64
275 Hillingdon 64.99 3.05 14.44 5.07 1.33
276 Hounslow 55.25 3.50 23.27 5.34 1.49
277 Kingston upon Thames 71.75 2.88 9.12 3.84 1.50
278 Merton 62.5 3.54 11.14 8.43 2.23
279 Redbridge 52.52 3.55 23.38 10.35 1.34
280 Richmond upon Thames 73.23 2.75 6.67 3.12 1.01
281 Sutton 76.53 2.76 6.40 4.89 1.14
282 Waltham Forest 53.41 4.24 15.74 14.40 1.78
283 SOUTH EAST 85.72 1.72 4.23 1.87 0.72
284 Bracknell Forest UA 83.67 1.82 4.34 2.35 1.22
285 Brighton and Hove UA 81.19 2.34 4.84 2.30 0.94
286 Isle of Wight UA 91.73 1.07 1.85 1.14 0.29
287 Medway UA 87.17 1.69 4.04 2.08 0.94
288 Milton Keynes UA 80.48 2.41 6.80 3.51 1.27
289 Portsmouth UA 84.47 1.47 4.86 2.21 1.18
290 Reading UA 74.24 2.70 8.43 4.28 1.05
291 Slough UA 57.17 2.96 25.78 5.06 1.25
292 Southampton UA 81.75 2.24 6.38 2.15 0.59
293 West Berkshire UA 88.24 1.50 2.48 1.50 0.72
294 Windsor and Maidenhead UA 79.28 2.02 7.30 1.53 0.97
295 Wokingham UA 84 1.79 4.94 2.16 1.05
296 Buckinghamshire 82.58 1.98 6.43 2.28 0.59
297 Aylesbury Vale 85.36 1.90 4.73 2.19 0.69
298 Chiltern 83.28 1.87 5.28 1.54 0.55
299 South Bucks 79.73 2.10 7.66 1.95 0.60
300 Wycombe 80.44 2.08 8.25 3.00 0.49
301 East Sussex 89.49 1.45 2.30 1.62 0.43
302 Eastbourne 87.55 1.56 3.11 1.45 0.52
303 Hastings 87 2.07 2.19 3.45 0.46
304 Lewes 90.56 1.35 1.97 0.93 0.41
305 Rother 90.92 1.35 2.35 1.46 0.34
306 Wealden 90.78 1.26 2.03 1.05 0.42
307 Hampshire 91.07 1.26 2.09 0.97 0.62
308 Basingstoke and Deane 88.36 1.59 2.57 1.41 0.98
309 East Hampshire 92.05 1.16 1.70 0.89 0.36
310 Eastleigh 90.81 1.32 2.81 0.75 0.50
311 Fareham 92.56 0.99 2.06 0.72 0.45
312 Gosport 93.25 1.12 1.50 0.62 0.62
313 Hart 89.36 1.43 2.52 1.21 0.55
314 Havant 93.13 1.12 1.63 0.60 0.43
315 New Forest 92.8 1.19 1.36 0.74 0.34
316 Rushmoor 86.72 1.54 3.29 1.76 1.43
317 Test Valley 91.71 1.23 1.76 0.88 0.88
318 Winchester 90.64 1.32 2.12 1.24 0.44
319 Kent 88.34 1.52 3.18 1.76 0.57
320 Ashford 89.48 1.58 2.37 1.75 0.44
321 Canterbury 85.78 1.74 3.62 2.15 0.74
322 Dartford 83.97 1.92 6.09 2.78 0.75
323 Dover 92.37 1.13 1.32 1.04 0.28
324 Gravesham 82.29 1.62 8.91 1.92 0.51
325 Maidstone 90.01 1.48 2.23 1.62 0.88
326 Sevenoaks 87.28 1.86 2.56 2.21 0.53
327 Shepway 89.13 1.20 2.89 1.50 0.30
328 Swale 90.9 1.21 2.20 1.59 0.38
329 Thanet 88.92 1.45 2.83 1.68 0.38
330 Tonbridge and Malling 90.29 1.45 2.30 1.53 0.43
331 Tunbridge Wells 88.01 1.77 2.51 1.77 0.93
332 Oxfordshire 84.77 1.84 3.86 1.83 0.86
333 Cherwell 88.15 1.65 2.87 1.36 0.79
334 Oxford 72.4 2.95 8.51 3.68 1.74
335 South Oxfordshire 87.9 1.38 2.60 1.38 0.46
336 Vale of White Horse 88.46 1.52 2.27 1.26 0.59
337 West Oxfordshire 89.95 1.27 1.85 0.98 0.39
338 Surrey 83.02 1.94 4.39 2.11 0.92
339 Elmbridge 79.86 2.30 4.82 1.76 1.00
340 Epsom and Ewell 79.09 2.34 5.91 2.61 0.83
341 Guildford 83.27 1.69 3.46 2.80 0.81
342 Mole Valley 87.11 1.67 3.10 1.55 0.48
343 Reigate and Banstead 83.32 1.98 4.48 2.87 0.59
344 Runnymede 81.53 1.79 4.65 1.79 1.07
345 Spelthorne 81.53 2.05 5.51 1.94 1.62
346 Surrey Heath 84.74 1.91 4.05 1.43 1.31
347 Tandridge 84.43 1.82 3.16 3.04 0.49
348 Waverley 87.43 1.68 2.77 1.59 0.50
349 Woking 80.09 2.16 7.14 1.73 1.19
350 West Sussex 87.6 1.54 3.64 1.48 0.45
351 Adur 89.89 1.63 2.45 1.14 0.33
352 Arun 90.33 1.20 2.40 1.07 0.33
353 Chichester 89.52 1.33 2.31 1.15 0.44
354 Crawley 78.92 1.99 9.78 2.37 0.38
355 Horsham 88.98 1.39 2.54 1.46 0.39
356 Mid Sussex 87.08 1.67 3.04 1.60 0.68
357 Worthing 87.99 1.76 3.52 1.37 0.39
358 SOUTH WEST 90.52 1.30 2.26 1.20 0.59
359 Bath and North East Somerset UA 88.07 1.69 3.04 1.52 0.45
360 Bournemouth UA 86.72 1.64 3.70 1.39 1.09
361 Bristol, City of UA 80.6 2.45 5.15 3.28 1.50
362 Cornwall UA 92.94 1.00 1.41 0.75 0.64
363 Caradon 94.02 0.84 1.32 0.60 0.24
364 Carrick 92.25 1.08 1.61 0.97 0.32
365 Kerrier 93.5 0.90 1.40 0.60 0.70
366 North Cornwall 93.12 0.92 1.03 0.80 1.26
367 Penwith 92.22 1.09 1.56 0.78 0.31
368 Restormel 92.43 1.16 1.65 0.87 0.97
369 Isles of Scilly UA 86.36 0.00 4.55 0.00 0.00
370 North Somerset UA 91.97 1.24 1.87 1.15 0.38
371 Plymouth UA 90.85 1.29 2.61 0.97 0.35
372 Poole UA 91.29 1.27 1.98 1.20 0.42
373 South Gloucestershire UA 91.15 1.37 2.36 0.95 0.50
374 Swindon UA 85.66 1.76 3.97 1.71 0.91
375 Torbay UA 92.16 1.04 1.49 0.97 0.45
376 Wiltshire UA 91.82 1.21 1.71 0.94 0.33
377 Kennet 91.06 1.13 2.02 1.01 0.38
378 North Wiltshire 91.35 1.28 1.50 0.98 0.38
379 Salisbury 92.29 0.94 1.80 0.77 0.34
380 West Wiltshire 92.36 1.26 1.57 1.02 0.31
381 Devon 92.61 1.02 1.54 0.75 0.47
382 East Devon 93.22 0.90 1.51 0.68 0.30
383 Exeter 89.14 1.43 2.95 1.01 1.01
384 Mid Devon 94.21 0.92 1.05 0.66 0.26
385 North Devon 92.9 0.98 1.42 0.98 0.77
386 South Hams 92.57 0.96 1.68 0.84 0.24
387 Teignbridge 93.46 0.87 0.95 0.63 0.32
388 Torridge 93.26 0.92 1.07 0.77 0.31
389 West Devon 93.55 0.76 1.52 0.57 0.19
390 Dorset 92.72 1.06 1.39 1.14 0.32
391 Christchurch 92.34 1.06 1.49 0.64 0.43
392 East Dorset 93.15 0.91 1.37 0.68 0.34
393 North Dorset 93.62 1.09 1.24 0.78 0.31
394 Purbeck 92.26 0.88 1.77 0.66 0.22
395 West Dorset 92.02 1.04 1.35 1.87 0.31
396 Weymouth and Portland 92.61 1.10 1.42 1.42 0.31
397 Gloucestershire 90.27 1.39 2.43 1.21 0.65
398 Cheltenham 87.53 1.49 3.16 1.05 1.05
399 Cotswold 90.54 0.96 2.16 0.84 0.96
400 Forest of Dean 94.32 0.97 0.85 0.48 0.24
401 Gloucester 87.13 2.22 4.09 2.64 0.43
402 Stroud 91.45 1.08 2.07 0.90 0.81
403 Tewkesbury 92.56 1.12 1.49 0.87 0.37
404 Somerset 93.01 0.99 1.57 0.78 0.44
405 Mendip 91.9 1.10 1.66 0.83 0.28
406 Sedgemoor 93.58 0.89 1.43 1.07 0.27
407 South Somerset 93.06 0.95 1.70 0.69 0.76
408 Taunton Deane 93.01 1.01 1.47 0.74 0.37
409 West Somerset 94.07 0.85 1.41 0.56 0.28
410 WALES 92.98 0.99 1.76 0.62 0.40
411 Isle of Anglesey 94.77 0.58 0.87 0.29 0.29
412 Gwynedd 93.01 0.76 1.35 0.42 0.25
413 Conwy 93.81 0.72 1.26 0.54 0.27
414 Denbighshire 94.21 0.83 1.76 0.52 0.21
415 Flintshire 96 0.67 0.67 0.20 0.20
416 Wrexham 94.89 0.75 0.90 0.30 0.23
417 Powys 94.46 0.68 1.06 0.68 0.23
418 Ceredigion 91.23 0.92 1.83 0.52 0.26
419 Pembrokeshire 93.44 0.77 1.36 0.85 0.26
420 Carmarthenshire 94.3 0.66 1.00 0.50 0.39
421 Swansea 91.7 0.99 1.86 0.65 0.61
422 Neath Port Talbot 95.2 0.73 0.95 0.36 0.22
423 Bridgend 94.63 0.82 1.19 0.37 0.30
424 The Vale of Glamorgan 92.46 1.36 1.85 0.64 0.64
425 Cardiff 84.24 2.11 5.56 1.67 0.95
426 Rhondda, Cynon, Taff 94.88 0.73 0.98 0.30 0.30
427 Merthyr Tydfil 95.33 0.54 0.90 0.18 0.90
428 Caerphilly 95.89 0.75 0.93 0.35 0.23
429 Blaenau Gwent 96.5 0.58 0.73 0.44 0.15
430 Torfaen 96.14 0.66 0.77 0.33 0.22
431 Monmouthshire 94.2 0.91 1.14 0.57 0.23
432 Newport 90.67 1.50 3.13 0.93 0.36

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What is the ethnic breakdown in England? ›

The population of the United Kingdom was estimated at over 67.0 million in 2020.
...
Demography of the United Kingdom.
Demographics of the United Kingdom
Nationality
NationalityBritish
Major ethnicWhite: 87.17% White British: 81.88% (2011)
Minor ethnicAsian British: (6.3%) Black British: (3.0%) British Mixed: (2.0%) Other: (0.9%)
22 more rows

How many ethnic groups are there in England and Wales? ›

Groups considered in this report

The 2011 Census of England and Wales gave people a list of 18 ethnic groups to choose from. These can be directly mapped to the 5 aggregated groups. This report considers those 18 groups compared with the 5 aggregated groups (Asian, Black, Mixed, White and Other).

Where is the most ethnically diverse region in England and Wales? ›

London was the most ethnically and religiously diverse region in England and Wales where the largest ethnic groups were White British (43.4%), Other White (14.6%) and Black African (7.9%); people with a religion other than Christian accounted for over 25% of London's population compared with an estimated 10.6% of the ...

Which is the whitest county in England? ›

The highest county is Lincolnshire (93%) followed by Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Worcestershire, all above 92%. Within the London region, Havering has the highest White British percentage with 83.3%, followed by Bromley with 77.4%, Bexley with 77.3% and Richmond upon Thames with 71.4%.

What is the racial breakdown of the UK 2022? ›

Ethnic groups in the UK
Ethnic GroupPopulationPercentage
White55,010,35987.1%
Asian or Asian British4,373,3396.9%
Black or Black British1,904,6843.0%
Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups1,250,2292.0%
2 more rows

What is the main ethnic group in England? ›

The largest ethnic group in the United Kingdom is White British, followed by Asian British. Ethnicity in the United Kingdom is formally recorded at the national level through a census.

Are Welsh ethnically different from English? ›

A 2015 genetic survey of modern British population groups found a distinct genetic difference between those from northern and southern Wales, which was interpreted as the legacy of Little England beyond Wales. Research suggests the Welsh are genetically distinct from the rest of mainland Britain.

What percentage of England and Wales is white? ›

White people in the United Kingdom
Total population
United Kingdom
England45,226,247 (85.3%) (2011)
Scotland5,080,195 (95.9%) (2011)
Wales2,925,468 (95.5%) (2011)
10 more rows

What are the top 5 ethnic groups in the UK? ›

Largest Ethnic Groups In The United Kingdom (Great Britain)
RankEthnic GroupShare of Population in the United Kingdom
1White European87.1%
2Black British or Afro-Caribbean3.0%
3Indian2.3%
4Multiracial2.0%
4 more rows
18 Jul 2019

Which is the most multicultural city in the UK? ›

What are the Most Multicultural Cities in the UK? London – A Blend of Every Culture Going. Edinburgh – The Most Integrated Multicultural City in the UK. Manchester – A Beautiful Blend of Irish, African & Asian People.

What city in the UK has the most black population? ›

Almost 97 per cent of Black Britons live in England, particularly in England's larger urban areas, with most (over a million) Black British living in Greater London.

What is the largest ethnic minority in Britain? ›

Black British citizens, with African and/or African-Caribbean ancestry, are the largest ethnic minority population, at three percent of the total population. Indian Britons are one of the largest overseas communities of the Indian diaspora and make up 2.3 percent of the total UK population.

Where is the least ethnically diverse place in UK? ›

Summary. At the time of the 2011 Census, Northern Ireland was the least ethnically diverse region of the UK.

Which city has the most Asians in the UK? ›

The British capital is home to 50 non-indigenous communities which have a population of more than 10,000 (therefore laying claim to being the most diverse city in the world).
...
Chinese communities.
CityChinesePercentage
Glasgow10,6891.8%
Royal Borough of Greenwich5,0602.0%
Cambridge4,4503.5%
Oxford3,6002.3%
14 more rows
16 Jul 2021

What is my ethnicity if I am white? ›

White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

What is the fastest growing ethnic group in the UK? ›

Mixed-race Britons are the country's fastest-growing minority group. By the end of the century, roughly one in three of the population will be mixed-race, with this figure rising to 75% by 2150. Mixed-race is, quite literally, the future.

What percentage of the UK is ethnic minority? ›

In 2021/22 about 13% of the UK population aged 16 and over was from a minority ethnic background, ranging from 3% in Northern Ireland to 15% in England.

How much of the UK is black? ›

Table 1: UK and non-UK born population by ethnicity in England and Wales, 2011
Number (thousand) and percentage
Chinese934.0
Other Asian2078.4
Black/African/Caribbean/Black British87313.2
African3238.9
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18 Jun 2015

What are the main ethnic minority groups in the UK? ›

Northern Ireland
  • Black African.
  • Black Other.
  • Chinese.
  • Filipino.
  • Indian.
  • Irish Traveller.
  • Mixed ethnic group.
  • Roma.

What are the 5 ethnic groups? ›

The concept of “composition” refers to the racial and ethnic makeup of a population.
...
For race, the OMB standards identify five minimum categories:
  • White.
  • Black or African American.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native.
  • Asian.
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.
4 Aug 2021

Are the Welsh the original inhabitants of England? ›

Research suggests the Welsh are genetically distinct from the rest of mainland Britain. Professor Peter Donnelly, of Oxford University, said the Welsh carry DNA which could be traced back to the last Ice Age, 10,000 years ago.

Why are the Welsh so different from the English? ›

Due to their different roots, Welsh and English have very basic differences related to vocabulary and grammar. Years of cultural exchange have filled English and Welsh with words borrowed from each other and gave origin to mixtures of Welsh and English, used every day by code-switching Wales natives.

Are the Welsh the original Britons? ›

The Britons (*Pritanī, Latin: Britanni), also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons were the Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from at least the British Iron Age and into the Middle Ages, at which point they diverged into the Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).

What percentage of Wales is non white? ›

Ethnicity. 95.0% of the population of Wales described their ethnic group as White. This varied by region from 97.5% of the population in North Wales to 93.2% in South East Wales. 5.0% of the population described themselves as Asian, Black, or as being from mixed or multiple ethnic groups' or from another ethnic group.

How much of the UK is non white? ›

87% of people in the UK are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group (2011 Census data).

What percentage of London is white? ›

History and ethnic breakdown of London
Ethnic Group19912001
Number%
White: Other8.29%
Asian or Asian British: Total690,03113.20%
Asian or Asian British: Indian347,0916.09%
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What are the 3 largest ethnic groups? ›

As of 2020, White Americans are the racial and ethnic majority, with non-Hispanic whites representing 57.8% of the population. Hispanic and Latino Americans are the largest ethnic minority, comprising 18.7% of the population, while Black or African Americans are the largest racial minority, making up 12.1%.

What is the largest immigrant group in the UK? ›

In 2020/21 there were approximately 896,000 Indian nationals living in the United Kingdom, the highest non-British population at this time. Polish was the second largest nationality at 682,000.

What is the biggest ethnic group in the world? ›

The world's largest ethnic group is Han Chinese, with Mandarin being the world's most spoken language in terms of native speakers. The world's population is predominantly urban and suburban, and there has been significant migration toward cities and urban centres.

What city in the UK has the most migrants? ›

The UK's migrant population is concentrated in London. Around 35% of people living in the UK who were born abroad live in the capital city. Similarly, around 37% of people living in London were born outside the UK, compared with 14% for the UK as a whole.

Where is the most ethnically diverse place in England? ›

Across the English regions and Wales, London was the most ethnically diverse area, with the highest proportion of minority ethnic groups and the lowest proportion of the White ethnic group at 59.8 per cent, in 2011.

Whats the most diverse city in England? ›

Percentage of people speaking English
  • London. 77.9%
  • Manchester. 83.4%
  • Birmingham. 84.7%
  • Swansea. 84.0%
  • Bradford. 85.3%
  • Reading. 85.5%
  • Coventry. 86.1%
  • Glasgow. 86.6%

Where do most Chinese live in UK? ›

Manchester was home to the largest Chinese population, with 3.4% of all Chinese people living there.
...
Local authorityNumber of Chinese residentsPercentage of Chinese people living there
Manchester13,5393.4%
Birmingham12,7123.2%
Barnet8,2592.1%
Tower Hamlets8,1092.1%
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27 Jan 2020

Where do most Asians live in England? ›

It's perhaps the last that's the most significant: almost 10% of economically active Indians are self-employed with employees. More than 95% of British Asians live in England, with the largest numbers continuing to be in london with over 980,000 residents, and then the West Midlands with almost 500,000.

Were there black aristocrats in England? ›

There is also a small community of British aristocrats that are of partially black descent. Emma Thynn (née McQuiston), the Marchioness of Bath as the wife of the 8th Marquess, belongs to this sub-group.

What is the richest place in the UK? ›

With its red-brick buildings and lavish green spaces, Virginia Water has long been positioned in the top spot on Zoopla's highest value towns rich list. As of September 2022, it had an average property price of £1,626,048, while a detached house would set a buyer back by around £3,045,255.

Why is London so ethnically diverse? ›

The combination of Industrialisation and a growing British Empire meant that London people from all over the world were trading in London by the 1800s and the population grew rapidly. The Port of London was the first place where trading ships disembarked and many different communities have left their mark here.

What are Asians called in UK? ›

They are called "East Asian" or "Oriental", although – dependent upon the context – the use of the term "Oriental" might be considered by some to be derogatory or offensive. In the 2001 British census, the term Chinese or Other is used.

Which part of UK has most Indian? ›

Leicester was home to the largest Indian population, with 6.6% of all Indian people living there, followed by Birmingham (4.6%) and Harrow (4.5%).
...
Local authorityPercentage of Indian people living thereNumber of Indian residents
Leicester6.6%93,335
Birmingham4.6%64,621
Harrow4.5%63,051
Brent4.1%58,017
13 more rows
28 Oct 2019

Where do most Japanese live in UK? ›

Parts of the United Kingdom, in particular London, have significant Japanese populations, such as Golders Green and East Finchley in North London. Derbyshire has a significant Japanese population due to its Toyota plant, and is twinned with Toyota, Aichi. Similarly Telford is home to numerous Japanese firms.

What is my ethnicity if I am black? ›

Black or African American

Includes persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa, including Black Americans, Africans, Haitians, and residents of Caribbean Islands of African descent. African – Includes people from countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Liberia, etc.

Is Black an ethnicity or race? ›

The Census Bureau defines race as a person's self-identification with one or more social groups. An individual can report as White, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, or some other race.

What is my ethnicity if I am white Australian? ›

White Australian may refer to: European Australians, Australians with European ancestry. Anglo-Celtic Australians, an Australian with ancestry from the British Isles.

What percentage of the UK is black or ethnic? ›

The data refer to the United Kingdom thus encompassing the four component nations of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
...
Ethnicity in the United Kingdom as of 2011.
CharacteristicShare of the total population
Black*3%
Mixed2%
Other3.7%
White87.2%
2 more rows
29 Mar 2022

What are the 6 ethnic groups UK? ›

In England and Wales, there is an agreed list of ethnic groups you can use when asking for someone's ethnicity. The groups are usually those used in the Census, which happens every 10 years.
...
Northern Ireland
  • Black African.
  • Black Other.
  • Chinese.
  • Filipino.
  • Indian.
  • Irish Traveller.
  • Mixed ethnic group.
  • Roma.

What percentage of England is ethnic minority? ›

In 2018 about 13.8% of the UK population was from a minority ethnic background with London having 40% of its population from the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) background.

What percentage of UK is non white? ›

87% of people in the UK are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group (2011 Census data). Find information about the experiences and outcomes of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

How many Muslims are in UK? ›

The vast majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom live in England: 2,660,116 (5.0%), 76,737 Muslims live in Scotland (1.45%), 45,950 in Wales (1.50%).
...
Islam in Europe.
Total population
Greater London1,012,823
West Midlands376,152
North West England356,458
Yorkshire and the Humber326,050
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What percentage of the UK is white male? ›

Bar chart with 2 data series. The chart has 1 Y axis displaying values.
...
Chart.
EthnicityMaleFemale
%%
White British4951
White Irish4852
White Gypsy/Traveller5050
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1 Aug 2018

What are the 9 ethnic groups? ›

There are nine officially recognized ethnic groups in Eritrea, Afar, Blien, Hidareb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Saho, Tigre and Tigrinya.

Is white British an ethnic minority? ›

We use 'ethnic minorities' to refer to all ethnic groups except the white British group. Ethnic minorities include white minorities, such as Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller groups.

What percentage of England is white? ›

White people in the United Kingdom
Total population
United Kingdom
England45,226,247 (85.3%) (2011)
Scotland5,080,195 (95.9%) (2011)
Wales2,925,468 (95.5%) (2011)
10 more rows

Which city in England has the largest black population? ›

Almost 97 per cent of Black Britons live in England, particularly in England's larger urban areas, with most (over a million) Black British living in Greater London.

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