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2011 Census: Rise in foreign-born residents

The number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million since 2001 to 7.5 million people, the 2011 census shows.

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.

Mark Easton reports.

Census shows rise in foreign-born

At-a-glance: Census 2011 findings

  • 11 Dec 2012
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