ERIC Number: ED429136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Minorities in Britain. CRE Factsheet. Revised.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
This factsheet provides information about the status of ethnic minorities in Great Britain. At the 1991 census, just over 3 million (5.5%) of the people in Britain did not classify themselves as White. About half were of South Asian descent (Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi) and 30% were Black. Nearly 7.3% of the British population had been born elsewhere in the world, including Ireland. Nearly half of the nonWhite population had been born in the United Kingdom, and about three-quarters of them were British citizens. The ethnic groups speak many languages and represent a number of religions. Most have become urban residents, with 97% of Britain's nonWhite population living in England, mostly in large urban centers. London alone contains nearly half of England's nonWhite population. Nearly one-third of the nonWhite population is under 15 years of age. The largest households are those of Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, and adults of Caribbean origin are most likely to live on their own. Only nine (1.4%) of the 652 members of Parliament in the House of Commons are from nonWhite ethnic groups, and only 3% of the 21,498 councilors in England and Wales are from nonWhite ethnic groups. (Contains 13 references, 5 tables and 2 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)