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Minority Groups

The UK is a multi-ethnic society. The 2001 Census indicated that 13% of the population of England identified themselves as belonging to an ethnic group other than White British and 9% self-identified as non-White. The ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity of the UK population is likely to increase in future years. In particular parts of the country (notably certain London boroughs, and parts of the East and West Midlands and Yorkshire and The Humber) individuals of non-White British ethnicity out-number the White British population.

Across a range of social policy and welfare indicators, outcomes for minority ethnic groups continue to be far worse than for the majority White population. In addition,there is great diversity within and between ethnic 'groups', so that generalisation across minorities (and also the majority 'White' population) can be misleading.

There are other minorities in UK society which suffer disadvantage, notably Lesbian, gay and transgenser people

This subject area covers all aspects of government policy relating to minority communities, and the improvement of their life chances and the services delivered to them

This collection is made up of full text reports on minority groups, available to view free of charge

Count of traveller caravans, July 2016 England

This statistical release presents official statistics on the count of traveller caravans in England.

Controlling Migration Fund: mitigating the impacts of immigration on local communities: prospectus

The Controlling Migration Fund is designed to support local areas facing pressures linked to recent immigration.

No safe refuge: experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in detention

This study, carried out by Stonewall and UKLGIG, examines experiences, conditions and treatment of lesbian, gay, bi, trans (LGBT) asylum seekers in UK detention.

Changing the debate on migration: Brexit update

This briefing, supported by Migrants' Rights Network, provides facts on refugees, asylum seekers and migration to challenge the allegations presented in the Brexit referendum debate.

What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain.

This report notes that leaving the EU will have a major impact on almost all aspects of immigration policy.

Count of traveller caravans, July 2015 England

This release presents data from the count of Traveller caravans in England which took place on or around 16 July 2015.

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