|07 May 2003
A press release issued by ONS on 7 May 2003 provides further details on population's age breakdown and children's backgrounds. Muslim and Sikh populations have a very high proportion of young people - 33.8 % of Muslims are aged 0-15, and 18.2 % age 16-24. The average is 20.2 % aged 0-15 and 10.9 % aged 16-24.
54.5 % of population in the Pakistani ethnic group was born in England or Wales. Many children live in 'workless' households with over two million (17.6%) in households where there are no adults in work. In Muslim households this is even higher with more than a third of children living in households where no adults has work.
Muslim children also experience much more overcrowding (more than two in five - 41.7 % - compared with an average of 12.3 % ) and one in eight live in a household with no central heating compared with the average of 5.9 % - one in 16.
This second tranche of data adds details to the picture given by the Key Statistics released on 13th February 2003. In particular, it shows many relationships between Census topics, for example, the links between ethnicity and health. Table S103 will indicate Sex and age by religion. Further cross-tabulations are also expected e.g. economic activity, general health.
An Ethnicity - Religion cross-tabulation at the national level will not be published on 7th May but at some future date.