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69.4% White 58.0% White British 2.5% White Irish 8.9% White Other 3.5% Mixed 1.0% Black Caribbean & White 0.5% Black African & White 1.0% South Asian & White 1.0% Other mixed 13.1% South Asian 6.5% Indian 2.3% Pakistani 2.3% Bangladeshi 2.0% Other South Asian 10.7% Black 5.5% Black African 4.3% Black Caribbean 0.8% Other Black 3.4% East Asian or Other 1.5% Chinese 1.9% Other London's core, the ancient City of London, the 'square mile' financial district, retains its mediaeval boundaries.
The Metropolitan Board of Works oversaw infrastructure expansion.
Racial inequality was highlighted by the 1981 Brixton riot.Greater London's population declined steadily in the decades after World War II, from an estimated peak of 8.6 million in 1939 to around 6.8 million in the 1980s.The principal ports for London moved downstream to Felixstowe and Tilbury, with the London Docklands area becoming a focus for regeneration.It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors.