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Ethnic Origin of Residents: Leicester, 2001 - 2011

This table shows the number of residents by ethnic origin in the Census for 2001 and 2011:

 

 

2001

2011

White: UK

169,456

148,629

White: Irish

3,602

2,524

White: Other White

5,681

15,066

White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller

 

417

Mixed: White and Black Caribbean

2,841

4,691

Mixed: White and Black African

539

1,161

Mixed: White and Asian

1,908

3,388

Mixed: Other Mixed

1,218

2,340

Asian or Asian British: Indian

72,033

93,335

Asian or Asian British: Pakistani

4,276

8,067

Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi

1,926

3,642

Asian or Asian British: Other Asian

5,516

13,181

Black or Black British: Caribbean

4,610

4,790

Black or Black British:  African

3,432

12,480

Black or Black British: Other Black

553

3,315

Chinese

1,426

4,245

Other Ethnic Groups

904

 

Other ethnic group: Arab

 

3,311

Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group

 

5,257



Ethnic Composition: Census 2011

This table compares the ethnic composition of Leicester's population with that of England & Wales in 2011:

 

Leicester % 2011

England & Wales % 2011

White: UK

45.1%

80.5%

White: Irish

0.8%

0.9%

White: Other White

4.6%

4.4%

White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller

0.1%

0.1%

Mixed: White and Black Caribbean

1.4%

0.8%

Mixed: White and Black African

0.4%

0.3%

Mixed: White and Asian

1.0%

0.6%

Mixed: Other Mixed

0.7%

0.5%

Asian or Asian British: Indian

28.3%

2.5%

Asian or Asian British: Pakistani

2.4%

2.0%

Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi

1.1%

0.8%

Asian or Asian British: Other Asian

4.0%

1.5%

Black or Black British: Caribbean

1.5%

1.1%

Black or Black British:  African

3.8%

1.8%

Black or Black British: Other Black

1.0%

0.5%

Chinese

1.3%

0.7%

Other ethnic group: Arab

1.0%

0.4%

Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group

1.6%

0.6%


The chart below shows the distribution by broad ethnic groups in Leicester in 2011:

Ethnicity Chart: Leicester 2011 Census

This information is provided by the Office for National Statistics and the National Statistics Agency. All Crown Copyright.