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Ethnic Groups

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's most recent estimate is of (a) the number of people from minority ethnic communities who live in Northern Ireland and (b) the proportion of the total population of Northern Ireland represented by people from those communities. (127185)

A total of 14,279 people (0.85 per cent. of all people usually resident in Northern Ireland) indicated through the 2001 Census that they belonged to a minority ethnic group.