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The 2011 Census indicates that a significantly smaller percentage of ethnic minority groups live in Blackpool compared to the North West and England and Wales. 3.3% of Blackpool's residents are classed as ethnic minorities compared to 9.9% in the North West and 14% in England (Figure 1).

Figure 1 - Estimated resident population by ethnic group and sex, Census 2011

Figure 1 - Estimated resident population by ethnic group and sex, Census 2011
Source: ONS Census 2011
 
Figure 2 - 2011 Estimated Resident Population by Ethnic Group

 

Blackpool

North West

England and Wales

Ethnicity

Persons

%

Persons

%

Persons

%

White

137,339

96.7%

6,361,716

90.2%

48,209,395

86.0%

Mixed

1,753

1.2%

110,891

1.6%

1,224,400

2.2%

Asian or Asian British

2,282

1.6%

437,485

6.2%

4,213,531

7.5%

Black or Black British

346

0.2%

97,869

1.4%

1,864,890

3.3%

Chinese or other

345

0.2%

44,216

0.6%

563,696

1.0%

Source: ONS Census 2011

Other ethnic groups living in Blackpool

In Blackpool there are 6 LSOAs with relatively high proportions of the population in Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups and these neighbourhoods are shown in Figure 3. The BME populations are predominantly of Asian background.

Figure 3 - Other Ethnic Groups Living in Blackpool

Figure 3 - Other Ethnic Groups Living in Blackpool
Source: Neighbourhood Statistics - ONS