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Asian population in the uk

  • 77%
  • (729)
Immigration of small numbers of South Asians to England began with the arrival of the East India Company to the Indian subcontinent in the 17th century. Indians came to Britain, for educational or economic reasons, during the British Raj , with most returning to India after a few months or years, [3] and in greater numbers as the Indian independence movement led to the partition of , eventually creating the separate countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The most significant wave of Asian immigration to and settlement in the United Kingdom came following World War II , the breakup of the British Empire and the independence of Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and later Bangladesh, especially during the s and s. An influx of Asian immigrants also took place following the expulsion or flight of Indian communities then holders of British passports from the newly independent Uganda , Kenya and Tanzania in the early s. This usage contrasts to that in the United States , where it is used to refer to people of East Asian origin. The United Kingdom Census was the first to include a question on ethnicity apart from in Northern Ireland, where the question was not asked until

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