• Oxford is an ethnically diverse city.  22% of residents were from a black or minority ethnic group in 2011, compared to 13% in England.
  • An additional 14% of residents are from a white but non-British ethnic background.
  • 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.
  • The child population is considerably more ethnically diverse than the older population, which is one reason why the population is expected to become more ethnically diverse in the future.


Oxford population by ethnic group, 2011 Census