Snapshot of modern Britain: Proportion of Britons describing themselves as white falls five percentage points as census reveals two-thirds of Londoners are from an ethnic minority and fewer than HALF the nation say they are Christian for the first time
England and Wales are becoming less white and Christian, new official data reveals today.
Figures from the 2021 census show 81.7 per cent of residents in England and Wales identified their ethnic group as white on the day of the 2021 census, down from 86 per cent a decade earlier.
The Office for National Statistics also revealed that two-thirds of Londoners now identify as being from an ethnic minority.
And for the first time since the census began almost 200 years ago fewer than half the population said they were Christian. More than a third now say they have no religion at all.