Wednesday, 16th October 2013
Key Statistics and Quick Statistics for Local Authorities in the United Kingdom
Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)
From Key Figures:
On census day 27 March 2011, the proportion of the usually resident population in the UK aged 16 and over who were married had decreased from 51 per cent in 2001 to 47 per cent in 2011. The overall number of married people has remained the same at 23.9 million.
The usually resident population of the United Kingdom was 63.2 million on census day, a growth of 7 per cent (4.1 million) since 2001.
In 2011 the majority of UK residents described themselves as belonging to a white ethnic group (87 per cent, 55 million).
In 2011, the top three countries of birth of non-UK born residents in the UK were, in descending order, India, Poland and Pakistan.
Since 2001 the number of usual residents born in Poland and living in the UK has increased nearly ten-fold from 61,000 in 2001 (1 per cent of the non-UK born population) to 654,000 (8 per cent of the non-UK born population) in 2011.
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