United Kingdom - Ethnic groups

The present-day English, Welsh, Scots, and Irish are descended from a long succession of early peoples: Iberians, Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, and Normans, the last of whom invaded and conquered England in 1066–70. In 1998, 81.5% of UK residents were English. The Scottish formed about 9.6% of the population; Irish made up 2.4%; Welsh accounted for 1.9%; Ulster for 1.8%; and West Indian, Indian, Pakistani, and various other groups comprised the remaining 2.8%.

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