British Asians are persons of Asian descent who reside in the United Kingdom and usually includes those originating from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka following the UK’s colonial history in these countries. Britain’s labour shortages shaped the post-war migration patterns from the subcontinent and the expulsion of Indian communities (then British passport holders) from Uganda encouraged a further rise in immigration. The 2011 UK Census recorded 1.45 million residents of Indian, 1.17million of Pakistani and 450,000 of Bangladeshi ethnicity, making a total South Asian population of more than three million. While making up 4.9 per cent of the total population, South Asians are said to contribute 6% to the UK GDP.

HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom
HAR2016003C | The New Europeans: South Asians in the United Kingdom