There’s an interesting article in Camberwell Renewal about the ethnic makeup of Camberwell. According to the magazine:
- 50% of residents are from the British Isles
- 25% are from Africa
- 10% are from the Carribean
- 5% are from South Asia
- 2% are from China
By my reckoning that leaves 8% from the rest of the world. There’s a strong Cypriot presence, but maybe that’s reflected more in business owners than residents.
The African influence is obvious; you can see it in the barber shops which open until I don’t know what time and are always full of people looking like they’re having a better time than anyone else, shouting into mobile phones and at the TVs which always have football games on. It looks a lot more fun that Kut Close.
My own household is 50% British.