Definitions for "Ethnic Minority"
relatively small group of people in a society who differ from majority because of race, religion or culture.
Before new classifications were introduced in the 2001 Census of Population, "Ethnic Minority" was defined as anyone who had classified themselves in any category other than "White". It is known that some in the "Other" category had white skin colour but had used the category to indicate that they were non-English. One reason that the nationality classification was introduced was so that national as well as ethnic origin or affiliation could be reflected.
a group that has different national or cultural traditions from the majority of the population