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BBC Northern Ireland Learning - Citizenship - KS3/KS4

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Ethnic Minorities
Map of Northern Ireland Who lives here?

Perhaps there's an Indian pupil in your class or you live next door to a Chinese family. Study the maps of Northern Ireland and Belfast to see where those from minority ethnic groups have chosen to make their home.

Ethnic Map 2

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2001 government census figures.

  • Belfast's total ethnic minority population is 4,584; over half live in Belfast South
  • Belfast South and East are the only places in N.I. where ethnic minorities make up more than 1% of the population.
  • Ethnic minority communities have lived in Belfast since the 1930s
  • The majority of ethnic minority people are either workers or students
Ethnic Map 1 >>
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