Ethnicity facts and figures

In the UK, 87% of people are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group.

Use this service to find information about the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. It gathers data collected by government in one place, making it available to the public, specialists and charities.

View data on ethnicity by topic

Crime, justice and the law

Policing, crimes, courts, sentencing, prisons and custody

Culture and community

Arts, digital, museums, libraries, volunteering, transport, local area and neighbourhoods

Education, skills and training

Schools, exclusions, further and higher education, apprenticeships and where people go after leaving education


Physical and mental health, preventing illness, quality of care, access to treatment, patient experiences and outcomes


Home ownership, renting, social housing, homelessness and housing conditions

Work, pay and benefits

Employment, unemployment, pay and income, benefits, business and the public sector workforce