Skip to main content

Answer 4 short questions to help us improve this website.

Ethnicity facts and figures

Government data about the UK's different ethnic groups.

87% of people in the UK are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group (2011 Census data).

Find information about the experiences and outcomes of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

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 after education

  • Health

    Physical and mental health, preventing illness, quality of care, 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

Data by ethnic group

There are 18 ethnic groups in England and Wales.

These are the first in a series of summaries about some of those groups.


Sign up for our newsletter

Get monthly updates on new and updated pages, policy activity, and events.

How we use and protect your data