How White British People are Being Displaced by the Immigration Invasion
Posted on: 2008-08-30 13:49:48
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by News Team
Fewer than two-thirds of babies born in England and Wales are now registered as ‘White British’. Newly-released figures give the first official breakdown of births by ethnic identity, and offer a striking insight into the changing face of Britain’s population.
Of 649,371 babies born in 2005, 64.4% were recorded as ‘White British’. The next largest group were the 8.7% who were recorded as Asian — of whom Pakistanis formed the biggest section with 3.7%.
Five percent of babies were recorded as black: 3% African, 1.2% ‘black or black British Caribbean’ and 0.8% ‘other black’ identities.
Mixed race babies accounted for 3.5% of births, while 5.1% were Irish or ‘other white identities’ and 2.4% were Chinese or ‘other groups’.
The report from the Office for National Statistics follows a separate publication last week showing that a quarter of all babies are now born to immigrant mothers.
In London the figure is 54%, rising to 75% in some boroughs. The fast-moving trend means that babies born to immigrant mothers are set to become the main driver of Britain’s population growth within the next few years, taking over from immigration itself.
The proportion of births registered by single mothers — those where no father’s details are given — was highest in the Caribbean group at 20.5% followed by African (13%) and ‘White British’ (7%).
The findings will reinforce concerns over the effects of broken homes and the lack of effective male role-models among black youths.
Former Labour MP and Minister Tony Benn hailed the figures as “a delightful snapshot of life in multicultural Britain.”