§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what percentage of the population come from non-white ethnic groups in (a) England, (b) Manchester and (c) any other areas where the percentage is higher than in Manchester.
§ Sir George Young
The "National Dwelling and Housing Survey"—Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1980,252W Vol. II—a sample survey conducted in 1977 and 1978, gives estimates of the size of certain specified groups of the population. The percentages of the sample who classified themselves as belonging to West Indian, African, Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani groups were as follows:
England 3 per cent. Metropolitan district of Manchester 6 per cent
The NDHS did not sample all non-metropolitan districts intensively, so there are no comprehensive figures about the total number of such districts in which the comparable percentages might have exceeded those of Manchester. Sampling errors also mean that figures for particular areas cannot be precise and cannot therefore be ranked exactly; figures can only indicate orders of magnitude. The areas shown in the NDHS report as having 7 per cent. or more of their population belonging to the above-mentioned groups were as follows:
London boroughs Percentage Brent 27 Ealing 20 Hackney 20 Newham 19 Lambeth 18 Haringey 16 Tower Hamlets 14 Wandsworth 13 Waltham Forest 11 Southwark 11 Hounslow 11 Hammersmith 11 Lewisham 11 Islington 8 Harrow 8 Croydon 7 Westminister 7 Metropolitan districts Percentage Wolverhampton 14 Birmingham 11 Sandwell 9 Bradford 8 Coventry 7 Kirklees 7 Non-metropolitan district Percentage Leicester 19