2011 Census - Diversity and Ethnic and Religious Mixing

About This Report:

The two briefings below use data from the 1991, 2001 and 2011 Censuses to explore diversity and ethnic and religious mixing in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Key findings include:

  • The ethnic minority population, as measured by non-white residents, increased between 1991 and 2011 by 34,000 in Leicestershire and 79,000 in Leicester City.
  • There is evidence of dispersal of ethnic minority groups from areas in which they have previously clustered.
  • New measures in the 2011 Census show that Leicestershire and Leicester City are not becoming less British, as more people report a British national identity than report White British ethnic identity.
  • Ethnic minority groups, other than White British, in Leicestershire and Leicester City have grown, and live in more mixed areas in 2011 than before.
  • Stoneygate is the most diverse ward in Leicester City.
  • The proportion of people living in multiple ethnic group households has increased in all districts in Leicestershire and in Leicester City.

The briefings were commissioned by Leicestershire County Council and produced by the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester. The briefings are part of a series, Local dynamics of diversity: evidence from the 2011 Census. More briefings can be found here.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Radburn
Research and Insight Team Leader
Research and Insight Team
Leicestershire County Council
Glenfield
LE3 8RA
T 0116 305 6891
E robert.radburn@leics.gov.uk