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White people living in the UKs second biggest city are likely to become a minority within 20 years

Demographers from the University of Manchester said the white population of Birmingham was expected to fall below half of the city's total by 2024.

But the team, which conducted the report for Birmingham City Council, said the landmark would have no "practical significance" - with the white population remaining twice as large as any other ethnic grouping.
Ludi Simpson, from the University of Manchester's Centre for Census and Survey Research, said: "The date [2024] is much later than has been widely claimed.
"It's something that the media and some politicians jump at, but it has no practical significance."

The research suggests that Birmingham will be home to 1,105,000 citizens by 2026, reversing a decline in the number of residents during the 1990s.
It also predicts that the population of Pakistani origin is likely to grow to around 230,000 by 2026, largely due its relatively young age structure rather than immigration.

Posted by, Asif Yusuf

 

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