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Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

Local ethnic inequalities

Ethnic minorities are more likely to live in urban areas and are still more likely to experience inequalities in many aspects of their day to day lives.

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It is increasingly understood that different ethnic groups have different experiences, but local variation is less widely understood.

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity and Runnymede Trust have explored the nature of ethnic inequalities in four domains – education, employment, housing and health – for every local authority in England and Wales.

Collage image of several types of housing

Their research reveals differences in otherwise similar areas, and also in non-urban areas where relatively few ethnic minorities are thought to live.

The project report (link below) suggests which areas are doing well, and which need greater improvement in terms of ethnic minority outcomes.

It concludes that local authorities could help reduce inequalities through improved collaboration and shared practice.

Launch event

Our launch event took place on 3 December 2014:

Project outputs

View the project briefing, report and area profiler which support this project:

Key researchers

Project funding

This project was made possible by an ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant administered by The University of Manchester.