Statistics from last the census show that 45 per cent of the capital’s 8.2 million population class themselves as white Britons. That compares with a figure of 58 per cent when the last census was compiled in 2001.
One of the key reasons for the change is a sharp increase in the number of foreign born people living in London. They now account for 37 per cent of the capital’s population, compared with only a quarter a decade earlier. The largest numbers of such residents come from India, who account for three per cent of the London population, followed by Poles, who make up two per cent. But there has also been a big increase in ethnic minority Britons with the numbers of black, Asian and mixed race Londoners born in this country all rising significantly.
Statisticians said the census figures showed that London was the most diverse part of the country and was leading the way as the number of ethnic minority and foreign born residents rose nationwide.
Other key statistics from the census show that London has:
•The best qualified population in the country.
•The lowest proportion of home owners and the highest proportion of people who rent.
•The lowest level of car ownership.
•The highest proportion of Muslims, Hindus, Jews and Buddhists.
Elsewhere on a lighter note....
From ugliest building to most depressing view, the Shit London Awards winners have been revealed (No8 'Gentrify This' and ‘Hackney Pool Too Wet to Swim' are my personal favourites!!))