Britain’s two largest cities are now minority white, the census has revealed.
London and Birmingham now both have minority populations who identify as white, according to the results of the census, with statisticians saying the figures indicate the “increasingly multicultural society we live in”.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data show that in 2011 the white population of Birmingham accounted for 622,000, or 57.9 per cent of the city. By 2021, that fell to 48.6 per cent, or 557,000 people.
Meanwhile in London, the figures fell from 45 per cent, or 4.9 million people in 2011, to 37 per cent, or 4.7 million people in 2021.