2011 Census of Population
We have added an article to the website that details the ethnicity results from the 2011 Census for the local authorities in Lancashire. There is also a separate article that considers the rates of population change by broad ethnic group between the 2001 and 2011 census dates. The numbers and rates are presented for all the local authorities within the 14-authority Lancashire area.
Also of note is the 2011 ethnicity map on the office for national statistics website. Details can be viewed by postcode or local authority boundary for the whole of England and Wales.
Local Migration Profiles
The North West Regional Strategic Migration Partnership regularly updates local migration profiles for each of the local authorities in the region. They include profiles for the Lancashire County Council area, the 12 Lancashire district councils and the unitary authorities of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool. The profiles use data from the office for national statistics, national insurance numbers, foreign student data, worker registration statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions, and pupil census data. The profiles are produced to provide information to organisations to enable effective planning and delivery of services.
For the Lancashire 14-authority area, there is a higher percentage of people from a white ethnic background (90.9%) than is the average for England (87.5%) and the great bulk of these are "White British" (Table 1). Aside from these, the most significant ethnic group is "Asian or Asian British" who comprise 6.5% of the resident population, a proportion marginally above the national average. All other broad ethnic groups have a lesser representation in Lancashire than nationally.
At district level, five of the Lancashire local authorities record small proportions of black or minority ethnic (BME) populations, representing less than 5% of their total resident population (Figure 1). In West Lancashire the BME population is just over 3%. It is only in Preston and four of the East Lancashire districts where there is a notable percentage of residents in the BME groups: greater than 10%. Of these, only Blackburn (with 23.2% BME), Pendle (16.9%) and Preston (15.5%) have proportions of their populations from BME ethnic groups greater than the England average of 12.5%.
Recent analysis by Turning Point about the Gyspy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) community in East Lancashire highlighted the following:
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