Which are the UK's largest ethnic minority groups?
At the most recent census in 2001 the size of the minority ethnic population was 4.6 million, or 7.9% of the total population of the United Kingdom.
Indians were the largest minority group, followed by Pakistanis, those of Mixed ethnic backgrounds, Black Caribbeans, Black Africans and Bangladeshis. The remaining minority ethnic groups each accounted for less than 0.5%, but together accounted for a further 1.4% of the UK population.
Statistics on Britain’s ethnic groups are available on the National Statistics website.