Census data 2011 released for Leicester and Leicestershire
New information from the 2011 census has been released today by the Office of National Statistics.
The figures show that on census day last year 329,839 people (children and adults) were resident in Leicester and there were 650,489 in Leicestershire.
There were 260,560 people aged over 16 resident in Leicester on census day and 533,108 in Leicestershire.
The figures also revealed that of the 329,839 people in Leicester on census day, 40.7 per cent were identified or identified themselves as English and 52.7 per cent were identified or identified themselves as of no English identity.
The results showed that 50.6 per cent of people in Leicester said they were white and 28.3 per cent are Asian Indian - the highest in England and Wales.
In Leicestershire, out of a poulation of 650,489 there were 67.8 per cent of people who were identified or identified themelves as of English only identity, 10% of British identity and 21.8 per cent of no English identity.
The figures also showed that the city has the highest percentage of people born in both India and Zimbabwe, than anywhere else in England and Wales.
Leicester had the highest percentage of Asian/Asian British Indians (29 per cent, 93,000) in England and Wales. Oadby and Wigston had the fifth largest percentage (18 per cent, 10,000) representing a 6 percentage point increase on 2001.
• See tomorrow's Leicester Mercury for an in-depth analysis and breakdown of the data for Leicester and Leicestershire including a look at how the figures compare to the 2001 stats.
The city has the third highest percentage of Hindus in England and Wales, and the 11th highest percentage of Muslims.
106,872 people in Leicester are Christian, 61,440 are Muslim and there are 50,087 Hindus, and there are 14,457 Sikhs according to the 2011 figures. A total of 75,280 people in Leicester said they were of no religion.
The data lists 260,560 people aged 16 and over in Leicester on census day - 110,403 married or in a civil partnership, 108,120 single and never married, 18,579 divorced and 15,897 widowed.
In March 2011 everyone in the country was asked to fill in a form giving a snapshot of the population, the census data for the decade.
Today's census data includes information on ethnicity, religion, employment and marriage.
USE THE INTERACTIVE MAPS TO COMPARE DATA ON POPULATION BY RELIGION - 2001 & 2011
• How have religious affiliations changed between the 2001 and 2011 censuses? Enter your postcode on this interactive map to find out. Data are shown for Local Authority Districts (LAD) and split into five equal groups.
USE THE INTERACTIVE MAPS TO LOOK AT DATA ON POPULATION BY ETHNICITY IN YOUR AREA
• See what patterns in the ethnicity of the United Kingdom have been revealed by the 2011 Census. Enter a postcode or click on the map for a local view. The data are at Local Authority District (LAD) level and are split into five equal groups. Each band is represented by a colour and the higher the value for an area, the darker the colour.