Ethnicity in East Salford
There has been significant growth and change within Salford’s ethnic population since 2001.
- The total Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) population of Salford is believed to have more than doubled between 2001 and 2009. This increase is made up of an increase of 10,500 Non-White residents, and an increase of 5,100 White former overseas nationals – principally migrants from Eastern Europe.
- The proportion of all live births in Salford to mothers born outside the UK increased from 8.2% in 2001 to 22.4% in 2009.
- International in-migration has been the principal driver of population growth within Salford since 2001.
- Between 2009 and 2011, the number of resident BME children attending Salford schools increased by almost 500.
- Between 2001 and 2009, over 18,000 national insurance numbers were issued to foreign nationals in Salford.
- During the same period, 2,145 migrants from the Eastern European Union Accession sates, working in Salford, were registered under the Home Office Worker Registration Scheme. This figure includes about 1,500 migrants from Poland.
- Other BME communities within Salford include the Yemeni, Roma, Romany Gypsy, Irish Traveller, Orthodox Jewish, Travelling Show people and Kurdish.