UK

2011 Census: Rise in foreign-born residents

  • 12 December 2012
  • From the section UK

Here's my report about the 2011 census which shows the number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million since 2001 to 7.5 million people.

That means about one in eight - 13% - of residents were born outside the UK.

The most common birthplaces outside of the UK for residents are India, Poland and Pakistan. The number of ethnic white British people is down to 80%.

London has become the first region where white British people have become a minority.