Scottish Household Survey August 2011

Over the past decade there has been a drop to 81.5 per cent from 88.1
per cent in those who describe themselves as white Scottish in ethnic
or cultural background, responses to the Scottish Household Survey
show.

At the same time there has been a rise of one-third in the number of
people who describe themselves as white “other British” or white
“English” – a group that now accounts for 11.7 per cent of those
living in Scotland.

Additional figures show that the percentage of “Other White”
backgrounds has almost tripled, from 1.1 per cent to 2.9 per cent. The
2009-10 breakdown revealed that a third of these were Polish.

The number of Irish people remained fairly steady, at between 0.7 per
cent and 0.9 per cent.

There was a surge in those of Asian background, from 0.1 per cent to
2.13 per cent, while those from black backgrounds remained steady at
0.4 per cent.

There was a rise in “other backgrounds” from 0.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

PS a majority (51%) are opposed to Scottish independence with 30% in favour.

Note that there are as many people from Poland in Scotland as Irish