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Facts and figures about ethnic difference & inequality in the UK

Census Briefings

The Economic and Social Research Council's Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) has prepared briefing documents on the 'Dynamics of diversity: evidence from the 2011 Census':

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Latest briefing: How have people’s ethnic identities changed in England and Wales?

To complement the briefings, CoDE has produced Excel-based interactive profiler tools to create your own census data analyses. Please cite our website when reproducing results from the profiler.


Age profiler image Diversity profiler image
Local authority age profiler Local authority diversity profiler


Changing Identities banner Education briefing
How have people’s ethnic identities changed in England and Wales? How are ethnic inequalities in education changing?
CoDE Ethnicity and Deprivation Census Briefing CoDE English Proficiency Census Briefing
Ethnicity and deprivation in England Who can and cannot speak English?
CoDE Health Census Briefing CoDE Language Diversity Census Briefing
Which ethnic groups have the poorest health? What languages are spoken in England and Wales?
CoDE Housing Briefing CoDE Employment change 1991-2011 census briefing
How has the rise in private renting disproportionately affected some ethnic groups? Have ethnic inequalities in employment persisted between 1991 and 2011?
CoDE Employment census briefing Age structure briefing banner link
Ethnic inequalities in labour market participation? What makes ethnic group populations grow?
National identity briefing frontpage snapshot Neighbourhood segregation briefing front page snapshot - hyperlink to briefings
Who feels British? Has neighbourhood segregation decreased?
Count Immigration Plural Cities
How can we count immigration and integration? Does Britain have plural cities?
Segregation of mixing Ethnic Diversity
More segregation or more mixing? How has ethnic diversity grown 1991-2001-2011?

Additional Material:

The briefings are edited by the University of Manchester's Ludi Simpson and Stephen Jivraj, with an editorial board including James Nazroo, Nissa Finney, Mark Brown, Laia Becares, Dharmi Kapadia, Susan O'Shea, Bridget Byrne, Meenakshi Parameshwaran.

The briefings are funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CoDE.

Further briefings will be published during 2013 when more detailed data is available from the 2011 Census.

For more information on the 2011 Census visit the ONS website.

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