Race or ethnicity

We are working hard across the Partnership to eliminate discrimination between ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality; particularly differential impacts on Black minority ethnic (BME) groups. This equality strand also includes refugees and asylum seekers.

We recently published a statement setting out our ambition to improve equality, diversity and inclusion for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff and communities.

The question on ethnic groups within the 2011 Census classifies people according to their own perceived ethnic group and cultural background. It provides the most reliable source of information relating to the ethnic diversity of the population. The table below provides figures of the different ethnic groups at the time of the Census.

Source: 2011 Census www.nomisweb.co.uk

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