Data sources

Ethnicity is a complex concept that cannot be adequately captured by a simple classification.

However, ethnic classifications provide a way of highlighting very important differences and inequalities between groups that need to be made explicit if they are to be recognised and addressed by policy-makers.

The figures presented on these web-pages should be taken as a starting point for asking much deeper questions about the processes that underlie the observed differences, rather than an end in themselves.

Area profilers

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

Latest profiler

Our most recent profiler complements the work we've been doing on addressing local ethnic inequalities:

Available profilers