2011 census

The population of England and Wales has undergone its biggest surge since records began after a decade of immigration and a baby boom, according to the 2011 census. Official figures now release by the Office of National Statistics also show that all regions in England and Wales showed an increase in usual residents born outside the UK between 2001 and 2011 with the largest numerical increases in London and the South East. Interestingly, England and Wales has become more ethnically diverse with rising numbers of people identifying with minority ethnic groups in 2011. However, despite the White ethnic group decreasing in size, it is still the majority ethnic group that people identify with.

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