Less Than a Third of Birmingham Schoolchildren are White

October 26, 2013


Less than a third of Birmingham school pupils are now white, with Asian students making up more than 40 per cent of the classroom population, figures show.

And a quarter of people in Birmingham as a whole are now born outside the UK, a report into the city’s changing demographics has revealed.

Asian students form the single biggest ethnic group in schools, with 13,248 pupils or 44.3 per cent of the population, according to a report for the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership.

Meanwhile white pupils account for 31.4 per cent of the school-aged population and black students 13 per cent.

Pupils came from a total of 87 distinct ethnic groups and spoke a reported 108 different languages at home.

English was still the most likely language to be spoken in the home, followed by Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Somali.

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