Population of England and Wales

Population of England and Wales, by Gov.UK. From the 2011 census:

The main facts and figures show that:

  • according to the 2011 Census, the total population of England and Wales was 56.1 million, and 86.0% of the population was White
  • people from Asian ethnic groups made up the second largest percentage of the population (at 7.5%), followed by Black ethnic groups (at 3.3%), Mixed/Multiple ethnic groups (at 2.2%) and Other ethnic groups (at 1.0%)
  • from 2001 to 2011, the percentage of the population of England and Wales that identified as White British decreased from 87.4% to 80.5%
  • other ethnic groups whose percentage of the population decreased were White Irish (from 1.2% to 0.9%) and Mixed White/Black African (from 0.4% to 0.3%)
  • the Other White group saw the largest increase in their share of the population, from 2.6% to 4.4% – this group includes people born in Poland, who became the second largest group of residents born outside the UK (at 579,000) behind people born in India (694,000)
  • the percentage of the population from a Black African background doubled from 0.9% in 2001 to 1.8% in 2011.

So if the white British decreased from 87.4% to 80.5% from 2001 to 2011, extrapolating forward to today suggests the white British population is about 76% and dropping at two-thirds of 1% per year.

From a reader who visits England regularly:

I came through Argentina and Paraguay on my way here from Australia. The middle class people there are well aware of the mass immigration here. They’re puzzled and ask what the hell we’re doing it for. They think it’s crazy to allow in Muslims and blacks wholesale from the third world. They won’t allow it there.