Longsight is an area of Manchester , It is around 3 miles (4.8 km) south of the city centre, and has a total population of around 16,007. Longsight has a very ethnically diverse population. According to the 2001 UK census, 52.7% of the population is from non-white ethnic groups. This includes 36.1% who describe themselves as Asian or Asian British (including 24.6% Pakistani, 7.2% Bangladeshi), and 9.1% Black or Black British. Many of the white people are of Irish decent and the current Irish population stands at 4.3% of the local population - slightly higher than the Manchester average of 3.8%. The largest religious groups are Christian (38.6%) and Muslim (34.7%), with 23.6% of the population not stating a religion. There is also substantial West African community in the area. There are a number of churches in the area, a large Pakistani community centre, and a Jain temple.