75% of projected population growth will come from immigration over the next 15 years
More than 9 million residents in the UK are from an ethnic community
The UK is home to at least 850,000 Polish residents
The second most widely spoken language after English is Polish
The Black communities in the UK have more than doubled over the last 15 years
Greater London has the largest multicultural population with 1 in 2 of people being from an ethnic background
Over 300 languages are spoken in the capital
Towns such as Leicester and Slough now have White minority communities
Supermarkets and high street stores record big increases during ethnic community religious and celebratory festivals
New births amongst ethnic mothers account for almost 27% of all births
38% Pakistani and 35% Bangladeshi respectively are under 16, double that of White British
International tourists add huge value to the UK economy:
The Chinese have become the single biggest source of global tourism income after spending $102bn (£67bn; 79bn euros) while travelling abroad in 2012.
An average Chinese shopper in London’s West End currently splashes out £1,300 on a normal day and outspends locals by an astonishing 10 to 1
Last year there were 110,000 Chinese visitors to Britain, where they spent an estimated £350 million between them.
Average transaction in the West End: Saudi Arabia £1,974, Kuwait £1,780, United Arab Emirates £1,267.