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Ethnicity facts and figures

87% of people in the UK are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group, according to the combined 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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.

Data 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

  • Health

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

  • Housing

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

  • UK population

    Population statistics and Census data, also analysed by age, location and other factors

  • Work, pay and benefits

    Employment, unemployment, pay and income, and benefits

  • Workforce and business

    Ethnic diversity in public services, staff experience and pay, self-employment and business

Ethnic group summaries

These are the first summaries in a planned series. Read our blog post about these summaries.


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