The most widely used source of information on ethnic identities comes from the 2011 UK Census. 

  • In 2011, 64% of Oxford's total population was White British
  • 14% of residents were from a White but non-British ethnic background
  • 22% of residents were from a black or minority ethnic group in 2011, compared to 13% in England

Ethnic diversity increased between 2001 and 2011. The number of people from all ethnic groups increased, with the exception of people in the White British and White Irish ethnic groups.

The largest non-White ethnic groups represented in Oxford are Pakistani, Indian, Black African, 'other Asian' and Chinese ethnic groups.


Oxford population by ethnic group, 2011 Census