People of Indian origin are the largest ethnic group in UK


LONDON: People of Indian origin are the largest ethnic group in the UK, numbering 1.1 million or two per cent of the total population of over 60 million, according to a census-based research.More than 40 per cent of Indians live in London and 30 per cent in the West and East Midlands, the study published today said. Among the Indian population 76 per cent own homes in Britain while 66 per cent of the Whites own homes.

Hindus are the largest religious group, accounting for 45 per cent of the population, followed by Sikhs, with 30 per cent, the study reported in The Times, said.

Leicester has the biggest proportion of Indians of any local council, more than 25 per cent of the authority’s population. In 2001, a third of British Indians came from India, 13 per cent from East Africa and 46 per cent from Britain.

Most British Indians are aged between 20 and 50 years, with only 7 per cent over 65.

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  1. It is a great site for those of us who have spent major part of our lives in India, and are now living in the foreign lands. However, it is very difficult for us to detach ourselves from our motherland. We do take pride in calling ourselves Indians because our roots re there.
    Long live India

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