Jamaican Briton

"'Ethnic group
group=Jamaican British
flagicon|Jamaica flagicon|United Kingdom

caption= Notable Jamaican Britons: Goldie, Naomi Campbell, Chris Eubank
poptime=Est. 420,000
0.7% of UK's population
Not including those of mixed Jamaican and another ancestry
popplace=London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol
langs=English (British English, Jamaican English), Jamaican Patois
rels=Predominantly Christianity
related=Caribbean British, Chinese Jamaicans, Jamaicans of African ancestry, Jamaican Americans, Jamaican Canadians, Indo-Jamaicans, Japanese Jamaican, Jamaican Australian

Jamaican Briton or Jamaican British is a term used in the United Kingdom to refer to people who were born in Jamaica or who are of Jamaican descent. Jamaican Britons are the largest Caribbean group in the United Kingdom.


Although there are records to show of Black people mostly from Jamaica living in Britain during the 17th and 18th Centuries, it was not until the arrival of the Empire Windrush on June 22, 1948 which saw significant numbers of Caribbeans, in particular Jamaicans, arrive in the UK. This has since become an important landmark in the history of modern multicultural Britain. During the post World War II era the presence of these immigrants was requested to help reconstruct the British economy. Industries such as British Rail, the NHS and London transport recruited almost exclusively from Jamaica.

Jamaican populations

"See also: Lists of U.K. locations with large Jamaican populations"

Jamaicans exist in all areas of the UK, especially in the capital.Brixton, Gospel Oak and Tottenham in particular, have some of the largest Jamaican communities in the country, it is thought that Jamaicans make up the fifth single largest ethnic group in London, after the White English, Indians, Poles and the Irish - see here. Birmingham is a diverse city home to many cultures including a large Jamaican population estimated to be about 60,000 as reported on the [http://www.equalityhumanrights.com CRE] website.The Lozells and Handsworth parts of the city have especially large communities of Jamaican origin. Jamaican populations can be found throughout much of the East and West Midlands. Manchester also has a large black and in particular Jamaican population, the area of Moss Side is considered the home of Afro Caribbean Manchestser. According to the 2001 UK Census 146,401 Jamaican born people were living in the UK, which made up the UK's seventh largest immigrant group that year (behind the Irish, Indians, Pakistanis, Germans, Americans (US) and Bangladeshis). Including British born Jamaicans in 2008 there are an estimated 420,000 Jamaican Britons, which make up the largest subgroup of the 750,000 strong British African-Caribbean community (around 55%).

Notable Jamaican Britons

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ee also

*Black British
*British Mixed
*British African-Caribbean community


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