1 in 5 Britons will describe themselves as 'non-white' by 2050: Report

London, Jan 9 (ANI): One in five Britons will be from an ethnic minority by 2050, a research has predicted.

The development of minority groups in the UK will outpace the increase in numbers of those who describe themselves as 'white British', the state-sponsored report said.

The report by academics from Leeds University also said that black, Asian and other minority groups would move from cities to affluent suburbs as they grow in prosperity and status.

According to the Daily Mail, white people from elsewhere in the world, notably from Europe, but also from Australia, New Zealand and America, will be the fastest growing section of society.

The scale of the minority population in 2051 will be two-and-a-half times the minority share of the population at the beginning of the century, the report said.

According to the paper, the increases on the scale predicted the non-white ethnic minority population, which numbered under five million in 2001, will be more than three times bigger in 2051, at 15.6 million of a projected total British population of 78 million.

The report, sponsored by the Government's Economic and Social Research Council, comes in the wake of national census figures, which said the non-white ethnic minority share of the population last year was 14 per cent, the paper added. (ANI)