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Snapshot of modern Britain: Proportion of Britons describing themselves as white falls five percentage points as census reveals two-thirds of Londoners are from an ethnic minority and fewer than HALF the nation say they are Christian for the first time

England and Wales are becoming less white and Christian, new official data reveals today. 

The number of people in England and Wales identifying their ethnic group as white has fallen by around 500,000 over a decade, the Office for National Statistics said.

Some 81.7 per cent of residents in England and Wales described themselves as white on the day of the 2021 census, down from 86 per cent a decade earlier.

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