Britons Are Now A Minority in Leicester, Luton and Slough, and Birmingham Is Set To Follow By End of Decade

Diversity in Luton

White Britons are now officially classed as a minority group in three towns and cities outside London - with other urban areas set to follow by 2020, it was revealed today.

The stream of Eastern European immigrants entering the country in the past decade has tipped the balance in Leicester, Luton and Slough, a study based on the 2011 UK census shows.

Academics at the University of Manchester also say that the once a decade survey broke down the white population into white British, Irish, Irish traveller and other white - giving a clearer picture

Overall the immigrant population of England and Wales went up by 3million over the past decade, contributing to this sea change. The figures show more than a third of the 110,000 immigrants living in Leicester arrived there after 2004, while in Luton 40 per cent of its 60,000 foreign-born residents came since then.

Changing face of Britain: Three places outside London have a minority of white Britons. This graph shows the growth of other non-white groups in the UK since 1991 in thousands

Hey Brits! – Don’t worry, 80 per cent of your  population say they feel British. Yeah right!