Small population statistics giving key characteristics of people in specific small population groups such as individual ethnic groups, or those with a specific country of birth - for local authorities above a disclosure control threshold.
We focus on the increasing ethnic diversity within England and Wales. Whilst the majority of the population gave their ethnic group as “White” in the 2011 Census, results from the past 20 years show a decrease, falling from 94.1% in 1991 down to 86% in 2011. London was found to be the most ethnically diverse area, while Wales was the least diverse.
We take a look at ethnicity in the labour market using data from the 2011 Census and the Labour Force Survey (LFS). Analysis includes economic activity, characteristics of employment, gender differences and young people in the labour market. Evidence has shown that patterns of economic activity vary widely across different ethnic minority groups with some groups experiencing lower employment than others. In the 2011 Census, the “Other White” ethnic group had the highest employment rate of all ethnic groups at 77%. This was the case for both males and females.
We explore characteristics of the Gypsy and Irish Traveller community for the first time, based on data from the 2011 Census. Analysis is focused on qualifications, economic activity, family relationships, health and accommodation. These characteristics are also compared with other ethnic groups and the population as a whole. In the 2011 Census, 58,000 people identified themselves as Gypsy or Irish Traveller, accounting for just 0.1% of the resident population of England and Wales.