Birmingham’s residents are from a wide range of national, ethnic and religious groups.

  • The largest ethnic group in Birmingham is White British (53.1%). This is down from 65.6% in 2001, and lower than the 80.5% average in England.
  • Other large groups are Pakistani (13.5%) and Indian (6%).


These population pyramids show the number of males (on the left in blue) and females (on the right in pink) within each age category by ethnicity. The thin blue line represents the England average.  They show an ageing White population; a Black population mainly under 50, with relatively large numbers in their 40s and 70s, representing post-war immigration from the Commonwealth; a young Asian population with large numbers of young working age adults; and a very young mixed population with large numbers of children.

Data Source: 2011 Census


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