The 2011 Census saw up to date accurate ethnicity statistics for
the county, districts and smaller areas released for the first time
since the previous census in 2001. So far only total population by
ethnic group has been released. Details are available from the link
below. When ONS release details of ethnicity split by age group
that will be made available on the website too.
Statistics - Census 2011 (PDF 42 KB)
The population of ethnic minorities is relatively small in
Worcestershire. In 2011 just over 92% of persons in Worcestershire
are classed as White British compared to almost 80% in the whole of
The statistics show that BME persons (Black and Minority Ethnic
- i.e those not of White British origin) have rose from
around 24,700 (4.6%) in 2001 to around 43,200 (7.6%) in
2011, with populations of BME in 2011 varying from 12.6%
in Redditch, 10.9% in Worcester City, to around 5% in the
districts of Malvern Hills and Wyre Forest.
In 2011 the largest ethnic minority in Worcestershire were among
the White Other (i.e. White but originating from outside Great
Britain and Ireland) has also risen, from 6,900 in 2001 to 14,500
in 2011. Within the White Other category, over 3,000 live in
Redditch, Worcester City, and Wychavon.
The Indian and Pakistani populations are also relatively
prevalent in comparison to other ethnic groups in the County. The
Pakistani population is estimated at around 5,000 in 2011, up from
around 3,000 in 2001. The Pakistani population is highest in
Redditch (2,600), and Worcester City (1,900).
The Indian population has risen from around 1,800 in 2001 to
3,600 in 2011. Around 1,100 of persons of Indian origin are
resident in Bromsgrove, with around 800 in Worcester City and 700
Since January 2008, ONS have also published "experimental"
ethnicity statistics for each Local Authority in England. The most
recently released figures are for the year mid-2009 and were
released in May 2011. The ethnicity stats for 2001-09 are available
for Worcestershire and the districts here.
Details of the previous years can be found using the links
below. However it is noted that data is not as accurate as that in
the 2011 Census, which is why there are discrepancies between the
mid-year figures and the 2011 Census, and the estimates are based
on the old mid-year estimates rather than the
figures that were revised in light of the 2011 Census. It is also
noted that the ethnic groups changed in the 2011 Census. No data
was released for mid-2010.
Please note that these are experimental statistics. This means
they are still in the testing phase and are not as rigorous as
official ONS releases, and should be treated with caution. They are
however fully consistent with the originally published mid-year
population estimates for the corresponding year.
For a detailed description of experimental statistics please go
Note - figures may not add exactly due to rounding.
Mid-2012 District Population
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