Tuesday, May 6, 2014
There are currently eight million non-white people – 14% of the total population – across England and Wales
Up to a third of the population of Britain will be black or from another ethnic minority by 2050. The BME (black and minority ethnic) population has doubled in the past decade and now accounts for 80% of growth while the white population has remained constant. While ethnic minorities make up just 5% of the over-60s, they account for a quarter of under fives. The five largest minority groups in Britain are Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, black Africans and black Caribbeans.