Ethnicity

The 2011 Census is the main source for data on the ethnic background of people living in Slough.

As this data can quickly become dated we also use a separate Census that is taken in mainstream schools each term. This census gives the ethnic background of the school population - the current younger population. It also gives some indication of what the future population may look like. The data used is from the January 2012 school census.

The national Census indicates that the majority of the all-age population living in Slough is Asian or Asian British (39.7%) followed by White British (35.7%). The proportion of black and minority ethnic groups is higher amongst our children and younger adult populations than our older people.

Figures for the School Census suggest that the Asian or Asian British population living in Slough could be higher than the National Census suggests.

Ethnicity of Primary School Children in Slough from the 2014 School Census

Category Number Percentage
White 5,199
32.5%
Mixed 1,458
9.1%
Asian or Asian British 7,166
44.8%
Black or Black British 1,458 9.1%
Traveller of Irish Heritage 34
0.2%
Gypsy or Roma 109
0.7%
Other or not classified 557
3.5%

Source: Department for Education

Ethnicity of Secondary School Children in Slough from the 2014 School Census

Category Number Percentage
White 3,215 28.7%
Mixed 815 7.7%
Asian or Asian British 4,960 50.0%
Black or Black British 865 8.9%
Traveller of Irish Heritage 0
0.0%
Gypsy or Roma <5
<0.1%
Other or not classified 458 4.7%

Source: Department for Education

Recommendations for consideration for other key organisations:

That population information and projections are used for future planning.

More information

More detailed analysis on the 2011 Census can be found at:

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