Indians now largest bloc of migrants in UK
India tops the list of countries from where non-UK born residents came from, the results of the national census have revealed.
Nearly 694,000 Indians swelled the population of the UK in 2011, which jumped by 238,000 since 2001 when 456,000 Indians lived in the country.
The grand survey of Britain, which took place in 2011, uncovered details of a decade of sweeping social change.
The figures show that 7.5 million people who were born abroad were living in the UK last year, of whom more than half arrived since 2001.
The survey found that the population of Indians
According to the survey, on the basis on religion, nearly 817,000 or 1.5 percent population constituted of Hindus, and 423,000 or 0.8 percent were Sikhs.
The results from the national headcount provide the clearest picture of the impact of immigration on the country over the past few years, the Daily Mail reports.
Census officials said they mean that more than 70 percent of the record rise in the overall population over the past decade is produced by people who migrated into Britain.
The numbers professing to be Christians fell by four million and for the first time ever fewer than half the adult population were married.
Nearly one in eight families were headed by a mixed race couple or had an ethnic mix of children and adults, and in parts of London fewer than one in five people described themselves as 'white British'.
The overall findings showed that the share of the population who describe themselves as white has fallen to 86 percent, down from 91 percent in the previous census in 2001.'
Four out of five people in England and Wales, 80 per cent of the population, give their ethnicity as 'white British'.
List of Top 10 countries from where non-UK born residents came:
India - 694,000
Poland - 579,000
Pakistan - 482,000
Republic of Ireland - 407,000
Germany - 274,000
Bangladesh - 212,000
Nigeria - 191,000
South Africa - 191,000
United States - 177,000
Jamaica - 160,000