Ethnicity - Renfrewshire
Although figures are limited to the Census 2011 some key facts on Renfreshire’s minority ethnic population are:
Overseas students and refugee communities make up part of its demographic profile
According to the 2011 Census – 174 908 people lived in Renfrewshire
In 2019 the National Records of Scotland estimated 179 100 were living in Renfrewshire
Predicted population increase to 182 256 by 2028
In 2018-19 Renfrewshire had the 5th highest level of migration
Renfrewshire has a large proportion of people of white origin compared with people of another ethnic background. This is highlighted in the chart below with over 96% of the Renfrewshire population categorised as white.
The charts below shows that South Asian and African Caribbean ethnic groups as the largest ethnic groups within Renfrewshire.
Please check the 2022 Census for more up to date information.
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