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Bexley one of the least diverse London boroughs

PUBLISHED: 17:25 17 December 2012

Bexley is one of the least diverse London boroughs, new figures from the 2011 census have revealed.

Last week’s release showed only two borough’s had a higher proportion of white British people than Bexley’s 77.3 per cent - Havering and neighbours Bromley.

For the first time people were asked a question on national identity and 64.3 per cent of respondents in the borough said they identified themselves as British only, just behind Havering.

The borough also had the second highest number of Christians in the capital with 62.1 per cent. Conversely, there were only 234 Jews in Bexley, the lowest proportion in London.

The census, recorded every 10 years, takes population data at a local authority level to give a snapshot of the demographics of the country for that decade.

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