Feeling of community integration

Published

1. Main facts and figures

  • in the year ending March 2020, 82% of people aged 16 and over in England agreed that people from different backgrounds got on well in their local area

  • there were no reliable differences between ethnic groups

2. Things you need to know

What the data measures

The data measures how well integrated people aged 16 and over in England feel their neighbourhood is.

People were asked whether they agreed or disagreed that people from different backgrounds got on well together in their local area. The data shows the percentage of those in each ethnic group who agreed.

Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

The ethnic groups used in the data

People chose their ethnicity from a list of 18 ethnic groups used in the 2011 Census.

Data is shown for the following 5 aggregated groups:

  • Asian
  • Black
  • Mixed
  • White
  • Other

This is because the number of people surveyed was too small to make reliable generalisations about all 18 ethnic groups.

Methodology

Read the detailed methodology document (PDF opens in a new window or tab) for the data.

The figures on this page are based on survey data. Find out more about interpreting survey data, including how reliability is affected by the number of people surveyed.

You can also read about how weighting is used to make survey estimates more representative of the group they are about.

3. By ethnicity

Percentage of people aged 16 and over who felt people from different backgrounds got on well in their local area, by ethnicity
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
Ethnicity 2016-17 Percentage 2016-17 Number of respondents 2017-18 Percentage 2017-18 Number of respondents 2018-19 Percentage 2018-19 Number of respondents 2019-20 Percentage 2019-20 Number of respondents
All 81 9,963 82 9,551 81 10,344 82 10,060
Asian 85 1,095 84 906 86 901 86 791
Black 77 354 78 330 86 335 84 394
Mixed 80 460 82 460 83 484 85 460
White 81 7,774 83 7,572 81 8,327 81 7,897
Other 81 159 78 120 78 121 75 118

Download table data for ‘By ethnicity’ (CSV) Source data for ‘By ethnicity’ (CSV)

Summary of Feeling of community integration By ethnicity Summary

The data shows that in the year ending March 2020:

  • 82% of people aged 16 and over in England agreed that people from different backgrounds got on well in their local area

  • in every ethnic group, more than 75% of people agreed that people from different backgrounds got on well

  • there were no reliable differences between ethnic groups

4. Data sources

Source

Type of data

Survey data

Type of statistic

Official statistics

Publisher

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Publication frequency

Yearly

Purpose of data source

The Community Life Survey tracks developments in areas that are important to encouraging social action and empowering communities.

These include:

  • volunteering and charitable giving
  • neighbourhood (views about the local area, community cohesion and belonging)
  • civic engagement and social action
  • wellbeing

5. Download the data

Feeling of community integration - Spreadsheet (csv) 3 KB

This file contains the following: measure, ethnicity, year, value, number of respondents