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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.

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British population

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

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, and benefits

Workforce and business

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


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