Greater Manchester, United Kingdom



Greater Manchester consists of the districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, and Wigan.

Total Population: 2,794,000

(An increase of 10.65 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 223,520
  • Language Spoken at Home - 265,525

Quick Facts

  • Asian and British Asian population is considerably above the regional and national averages, as is the portion of residents who identify as Muslim.

  • The inner Manchester city areas primarily consists of newer immigrants from places like Iran, Afghanistan and Poland.

  • Almost 8% of Greater Manchester is foreign born origin.

  • The most significant language groups include: (1) Urdu, (31,712), (2) Poles (21,231), (3) Bengali (16,946), (4) Punjabi (16,189), (5) Gujarati (11,651), and (6) Arabic (10,914) speakers.

  • Diversity reflected in its ethnic neighbourhoods or enclaves: (1) Chinatown; (2) Old Trafford - home to two large South Asian communities – Gujarati Indians and Pakistani Urdu speakers – almost all being Muslim.

  • Old Trafford is also home to four mosques; the Faizan-e-Islam mosque, the Masjid-e-Hidayah, the Masjid-e-Noor and the Masjid Imdadia. Plus, also a smaller Sikh community, with its own Gurdwara, the Sangat Bhatra Sikh Temple, on Upper Chorlton Road

People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam31,712
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic21,231
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni16,946
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam5,664
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic4,924
SomaliSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam3,868
Kurd, CentralIraqCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam3,656
PortuguesePortugalEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity3,620
Chinese, CantoneseChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana3,440
PashtunAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni2,684
CzechCzechiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,129
Punjabi, Pahari-PotwariPakistanEuropean PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam1,992
Malay, MalaysianMalaysiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam0
Mauritian CreoleMauritiusSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Roman Catholic0
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism11,651
SpaniardSpainEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic3,252
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic2,292
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox2,199
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant2,088