Birmingham has a much higher Muslim share of its population share than the UK average. In fact, a child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than Christian – of 278,623 youngsters, 97,099 were registered as Muslim compared with 93,828 as Christian. Birmingham has been named among Britain’s first “super-diverse” cities with more than 50 per cent of the population now from an ethnic minority. British white people are now in the minority in Birmingham, as well as in Leicester and Luton. Figures from the 2021 census revealed minorities represented 51.4 per cent of Birmingham.