Census Data

London: Ethnic group

Location Type: Regions, ONS Geographic Code: E12000007

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Key Facts

All Residents 8,799,728
Male 4,268,106
Female 4,531,622
Households 3,423,892
Population Density (people/km2) 5,597.6
Table Codets021
Issued2022-11-29
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options20

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by ethnic group. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.

Summary

The ethnic group that the person completing the census feels they belong to. This could be based on their culture, family background, identity or physical appearance.

Respondents could choose one out of 19 tick-box response categories, including write-in response options.

Ethnic group: Total: All usual residents 8,799,725
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh 1,817,640
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Bangladeshi 322,054
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Chinese 147,520
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Indian 656,272
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Pakistani 290,549
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Other Asian 401,245
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African 1,188,370
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: African 697,054
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Caribbean 345,405
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Other Black 145,911
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 505,775
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Asian 125,188
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Black African 77,341
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Black Caribbean 132,555
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 170,691
White 4,731,172
White: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 3,239,281
White: Irish 156,333
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 7,031
White: Roma 37,689
White: Other White 1,290,838
Other ethnic group 556,768
Other ethnic group: Arab 139,791
Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group 416,977

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