More information about this topic can be found in The Population of Herefordshire report in the resource box at the bottom of the page.
As can be seen from the table below six per cent of the county’s total population in 2011 was of BAME origin, of which people of ‘white: other’ origin (i.e. not British; Irish; Gypsy or Irish Traveller) made up the largest single minority group: 3.9% of the population, and this group grew the most rapidly over the decade due to the eastward expansion of the European Union (EU) in 2004. This proportion was amongst the highest third across all authorities in the country.
Change in Herefordshire 2001-2011
|Number in 2011||% of total pop'n in 2011||% of total pop'n in 2011||Increase in no. in ethnic group||% increase in ethnic group|
|White: English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish, British||171,922||93.70%||80.50%||1,356||1%|
|White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller||363||0.20%||0.10%||-||-|
|White: Other White||7,175||3.90%||4.40%||-||-|
|Mixed / multiple ethnic group||1,270||0.70%||2.20%||575||83%|
|Asian / Asian British*||1,439||0.80%||7.50%||894||164%|
|Black / African / Caribbean / Black British||331||0.20%||3.40%||161||95%|
|Other ethnic group||268||0.10%||1.00%||102||61%|
|Total not 'White: British, etc' (i.e. BAME)||11,555||6.40%||19.50%||7,250||168%|
|Total not 'White'||3,308||1.80%||14.10%||1,732||110%|
Notes: * now includes Chinese, which was previously a separate category; ^ not possible to separate out as Gypsy or Irish Traveller was a new category in 2011
Source: 2011 Census, table KS201. Crown Copyright.
Although six per cent of the county’s total population in 2011 was of BAME origin, this proportion varies by age-group; from 12 per cent of 16-29 year-olds and 11 per cent of 30-44 year-olds to just two per cent of those aged 65+.
Of the 12,250 county residents who were born outside the UK, 53 per cent arrived after the expansion of the EU in 2004 compared with 40 per cent nationally.
Note that these estimates are based on the resident population, meaning that people who come to Herefordshire from outside the UK for less than a year will not be included in the figures - including the several thousand seasonal workers from overseas that come to work on Herefordshire farms over the spring and summer. More information about seasonal and migrant workers in Herefordshire can be found in the economy section.
Last updated: Monday, August 07, 2017