Census shows population jump

The population of England and Wales grew by 7.1 percent between 2001 and 2011, census data showed. The proportion of foreign-born residents in the country increased to 13 percent.

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Census highlights the changing face of England and Wales

In 2011 the population was up 3.7 million compared with ten years before

The changing face of England and Wales was highlighted today in the latest census results.

In 2011 the total population was up 3.7 million to just over 56 million compared with ten years before.

The number of people who describe themselves as white British dropped

Eighty percent described themselves as white British, a drop of seven percent.

There were more residents born abroad than ever before, most were from India, Pakistan and Poland whose migrants increased nine-fold in just a decade.

More residents were born abroad than ever before

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