WHITE Britons have retreated from parts of the country where immigrants have become the majority of the population, a startling study reveals today.
Figures show in just 10 years mass immigration has driven a four-fold rise in ethnic minorities living in areas where less than half the population are white British.
Critics of Britain’s immigration policy said it showed the country was becoming more segregated.
The 4.1 million ethnic minorities who now live in white minority areas is a big increase from the 2001 Census, when just 1 million lived in those areas.
The study for the think-tank Demos lays bare the true cultural impact of Labour’s open-door immigration policy between 1997 and 2010.
It comes after David Cameron sought to reassure voters the influx of migrants from Bulgaria and Romania by the end of the year will be “nothing like” the levels seen when Poland joined the EU.
How rise of 'white flight' is creating a segregated UK: Study reveals white Britons are 'retreating' from areas dominated by ethnic minorities