Census Data

Tower Hamlets: Ethnic group

Location Type: Built Up Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E63004898

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Key Facts

All Residents 328,995
Male 165,139
Female 163,862
Households 129,481

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Built Up Areas. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within Tower Hamlets. They may not, therefore, be precisely accurate. Age-standardised statistics and population density are not available for aggregated datasets.

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 328,850
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh 140,721
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Bangladeshi 107,947
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Chinese 11,319
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Indian 10,653
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Pakistani 3,455
Asian, Asian British or Asian Welsh: Other Asian 7,347
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African 24,745
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: African 16,657
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Caribbean 5,437
Black, Black British, Black Welsh, Caribbean or African: Other Black 2,651
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 16,577
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Asian 4,714
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Black African 2,366
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: White and Black Caribbean 3,835
Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups: Other Mixed or Multiple ethnic groups 5,662
White 133,330
White: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British 77,488
White: Irish 3,993
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller 123
White: Roma 2,306
White: Other White 49,420
Other ethnic group 13,477
Other ethnic group: Arab 3,881
Other ethnic group: Any other ethnic group 9,596

These values are calculated by adding up the values for census output areas contained within Tower Hamlets. They may, therefore, be slightly inaccurate due to administrative boundaries not precisely aligning with census boundaries.

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