Thursday, 14 March 2013

Immigrations in London-Ethnic composition and religions of London

London is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Europe, hosting various ethnic groups from all over the world. According to the Office for National Statistics and based on the 2011 census, 59.8% of the 8.173,941 inhabitants in London were white; with 44.9% of them White British; 2.2% white Irish; 0.1% gypsy/Irish traveller and 12.1% classified as other white.

20.9% of London’s population is of Asian and mixed-Asian descent and of that total, 19.7% of them are of full Asian descent, while 1.2% of them are of mixed-Asian heritage. Indians account for 6.6% of the population, followed by Pakistanis and Bangladeshis at 2.7%; while Chinese account for 1.5% of the population; with Arabs taking up 1.3%. A further 4.9% of Londoners are considered as “Other Asian.”

15.6% of London’s population comprises Black and those of mixed-Black descent, with 13.3% of them classified to be of full Black descent, while those of mixed-Black background take up 2.3% of the population. Black Africans account for 7.0% of the city’s population, with 4.2% of Black Caribbean, and 2.1% classified as “Other Black.” In general, 5.0% of Londoners are of mixed race.
Across London, Black and Asian children outnumber White British children by about six to four in state schools. However, White children represent 62 per cent of London's 1,498,700 population aged 0 to 15 as of 2009 estimates from the Office for National Statistics, with 55.7 per cent of the population aged 0 to 15 being White British, 0.7 per cent being White Irish and 5.6 per cent being of other EU White backgrounds.

In January 2005, a survey of London's ethnic and religious diversity claimed that there were more than 300 languages spoken and more than 50 non-indigenous communities which have a population of more than 10,000 in London. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that, as of 2010, London's foreign-born population is 2,650,000 (33 per cent), up from 1,630,000 in 1997.
Estimates produced by the National Statistics indicate that the five largest foreign-born groups living in London in the period July 2009 to June 2010 were those born in India, Poland, the Republic of Ireland, Bangladesh and Nigeria

Still according to the Office for National Statistics based on the 2011 census, Christians constitute the largest religious group with 48.4% of the total population; followed by those with no religion (20.7%), then comes Muslims (12.4%); no response (8.5%); Hindus (5.0%); Jews (1.8%); Sikhs (1.5%); Buddhists (1.0%) and others (0.6%).

London had traditionally been a Christian city with a concentration of churches; especially in the city of London.

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