Research conducted by the Runnymede Trust and the University of Manchester’s Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity has analysed the extent of the “ethnic penalty” suffered by black and minority ethnic (BME) citizens in Bristol and Manchester.
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New analysis using population census data we found:
The research also found:
Dr Nissa Finney, from the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, said:
“The extent of ethnic inequalities is striking and it has not improved in the last 15 years. Ethnic minorities are disadvantaged in education, employment and housing across the country. This is despite many initiatives to reduce inequalities. There is some great work going on in local areas and we need more of this. But our evidence shows this issue is so marked, persistent and potentially divisive that it also needs concerted attention at a national level.”
Farah Elahi, Research Analyst for the Runnymede Trust, added:
“Our research highlights the shocking extent of unequal and unfair outcomes for black African and Caribbean people in Britain today, which is particularly acute in the big cities and in ‘inner London’ boroughs. We looked at the factors that are driving this inequality and talked to local communities, and we found that there is an urgent need for changes to workplace culture and for positive action schemes.”
In 2014 the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity and Runnymede Trust published a report on Ethnic Differences in Education, Employment, Health and Housing in Districts of England and Wales, 2001−2011, available here: http://www.ethnicity.ac.uk/research/research-partners/local-ethnic-inequalities/
Also, see The Guardian article on Ethnic minorities face barriers to social mobility and job opportunities, here: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jun/12/ethnic-minorities-social-mobility-employment
The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and is a collaboration between the Universities of Manchester, Glasgow and St Andrews. www.ethnicity.ac.uk
Analyses use England and Wales Census data 2001 and 2011 (Crown Copyright). The Census is the only UK data that enables nationwide local analysis of ethnic inequalities.