In England the most redheads are found in the north of England and Yorkshire/ Humberside. East Anglia is the lowest, while in the Midlands 26 per cent are carriers. About six per cent (300,000) Scots have red hair.
Where are there a lot of gingers?
Ireland has the highest number of red-haired people per capita in the world with the percentage of those with red hair at around 10%. Great Britain also has a high percentage of people with red hair.
Are there a lot of redheads in England?
Red hair is relatively common in England, Iceland and Norway, too, while Germany, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands and northern France are all ahead of the global average. Travel south through Europe and red hair becomes very rare. Just 0.57 per cent of Italians have it, for example, according to one study.
How many gingers are in the UK?
Between one and two percent of the worlds population has red hair, but in England the figure is six percent and in neighbouring Scotland its even higher at around 13 percent.
Where do gingers come from?
Ginger hair can be found south of Europe, particularly in the Berber population of Morocco. In Asia, genetic red hair is rare but reddish brown colouring is sometimes found across the Middle Eastern nations of Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Syria.