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  1. 1. Regional FactsheetEthnic Minorities in the UK - London Celebrating 15 years of Action on Race 1995-2010
  2. 2. About Race for Opportunity (RfO)RfO is committed to improvingemployment opportunities forethnic minorities across the UK.It is the only race diversitycampaign that has access to andinfluence over the leaders of theUK’s best known organisations.The campaign aims to:• make clear the economic and business argument for organisations investing in race diversity;• highlight the responsibility and role of leaders in delivering race diversity;• communicate the need to speed up progress on the introduction of policies that further better representation of ethnic minorities;• raise awareness of the barriers preventing the BAME community from making progress in the workplace.“There is an overwhelming opportunity foremployers who embrace race diversity andinclusion to harness the diverse talentthat exists in the UK today. The Race forOpportunity campaign in collaboration withits network members will continue to set thestage for race equality and progression inthe UK and this challenge is one that I amvery pleased to be part of.”Ruby McGregor-SmithCEO, MITIE Group PLC and Chair, Race for Opportunity.
  3. 3. Regional Factsheet • London This factsheet is about ethnic minority people in London and contains information that is available in the public domain. Contents [ 1 ] Landscape Data............................................................................................................ 04 1.1 The London picture...................................................................................................... 04 1.2 An overall snapshot of the UK.................................................................................. 04 [ 2 ] Where do ethnic minority people live in London?............................................ 05 [ 3 ] Focus on Newham........................................................................................................ 06 [ 4 ] Education.........................................................................................................................07 4.1 Where do ethnic minority students study in London?...................................... 08 [ 5 ] Religion........................................................................................................................... 09 . 5.1 A snapshot of London................................................................................................. 09 5.2 The UK overall picture................................................................................................. 09 [ 6 ] Employment.................................................................................................................... 10 6.1 Ethnic minority employment rate in London........................................................ 10 6.2 Employment Rate - UK.................................................................................................. 10 [ 7 ] Simple steps to get started on race equality.......................................................11 Acknowledgements...................................................................................................... 12 Race for Opportunity Members...............................................................13
  4. 4. Regional Factsheet • London[ 1 ] Landscape Data1.1 The London picture• London is home to over 7.5 London Population By Ethnic Group million residents and has an extremely ethnically diverse Percentage of London population population. Around 30 per Ethnic Group Number of People (59.8% of London cent of Londoners are from Population is White British) non-White groups totalling 2.25 White British 4,287,861 59.8% million people in 2004, and White Irish 220,488 3.1% while London makes up just White Others 594,854 8.3% 15 per cent of the population White/Caribbean 70,928 1.0% of England, it contains 43 per White/African 34,182 0.5% cent of the nation’s non-White White/Asian 59,944 0.8% population. Source: GLA Focus on London 2007 Other Mixed 61,057 0.9% Indian 436,993 6.1%• 300 languages are spoken in London, over 14 faiths are Pakistani 142,749 2.0% practiced and 42 communities Bangladeshi 153,893 2.1% of over 10,000 people born in Other Asian 133,058 1.9% countries outside Britain, live Caribbean 343,567 4.8% in the capital. African 378,933 5.3% Other Black 60,349 0.8%• In terms of poverty, there is Chinese 80,201 1.1% substantial inequality in income Others 113,034 1.6% distribution between ethnic Total 7,172,091 100% groups. 73 per cent of Pakistani Source: NOMIS – number and proportion of ethnic minority population in NUTS1 regions in the UK - 2008 and Bangladeshi children and 55 per cent of black children in London are living in poverty, Number, Representation and Proportion of Ethnic Minority Population compared to 32 per cent of in NUTS1 Regions in the UK - 2008 White children and 31 per cent Proportion of UK of Indian children. Region Ethnic Minority Representation of Ethnic Minority Source: The Greater London Authority’s Race Equality Population Ethnic Minorities Scheme Summary 2005–2008 Greater London Population Authority September 2005 East of England 435,400 7.7% 6.7% East Midlands 371,100 8.5% 5.7%1.2 An overall London 2,735,800 36.2% 42.3%snapshot of the UK North East North West 100,900 543,500 4.0% 8.0% 1.6% 8.4%• Of the 6.4 million ethnic Northern Ireland 29,800 1.7% 0.5% minorities in the UK, nearly Scotland 145,700 2.9% 2.3% half, 42.3%, live in London. South East 583,700 7.1% 9.0% After London, the second South West 163,400 3.2% 2.5% largest proportion of the ethnic Wales 91,500 3.1% 1.4% minority population live in the West Midlands 792,500 14.8% 12.3% West Midlands (12 per cent), Yorkshire and 471,900 9.2% 7.3% followed by the South East the Humber (9 per cent), the North West United Kingdom 6,465,100 10.7% 100.0 (8 per cent), and Yorkshire Source: NOMIS – number and proportion of ethnic minority population in NUTS1 regions in the UK - 2008 and the Humber (7 per cent) Source: http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/ nugget.asp?id=26304 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  5. 5. Regional Factsheet • London[ 2 ] Where do ethnic minority people live in London?Of the 32 Boroughs in London, Newham has the largest number of ethnicminority people with 7.1 per cent of the total ethnic minority populationin London, followed closely by the London Borough of Brent with7 per cent of the total London ethnic minority population.The 2001 Census also Split of London’s Total Ethnic Minority Population by Boroughconfirmed that for thefirst time ever, two areas Lewisham- 4.1%of Britain had more black Harrow - 4.1% Redbridge - 4.2%people and Asians than Southwark - 4.4%white people. White people Tower Hamlet - 4.6% Croyden - 4.8%made up 39.4% of the Lambeth - 4.8% Ealing - 6%population in Newham, Brent - 7% Newham - 7.1%east London, and 45.3% in Rest of London - 48.9%Brent, north west London. Source: 2001 Census, NOMISMore than 10% of the UK workforce is from an ethnic minoritybackground and over 20% of the emerging workforce (childrenin primary and secondary school education), are from an ethnicminority background. In addition to this, 16% of UK-domiciledstudents at university in the UK are from an ethnic minoritybackground. Britain’s current and future talent pool is raciallydiverse and progressive employers understand that it makesgood business sense to utilise and grow this pool of talent.05 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  6. 6. Regional Factsheet • London[ 3 ] Focus on NewhamPeople of Bangladeshi and Pakistani origin are by far thelargest ethnic minority groups in the Borough of Newham. • In 2001, Newham had the second largest Breakdown of Ethnic Minority Groups in Newham percentage of Muslims in England and Wales, and the fourth lowest percentage Percentage living of Christians. Almost a quarter (24%) of Ethnic Minority group in Newham Newham residents stated their religion as Muslim and just under a half stated their Mixed 4% religion as Christian. Source: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Jobs/Diversity.htm Indian 7% • Newham has the second highest proportion Pakistani 14% of people under 25 years old and the Bangladeshi 14% second lowest proportion of people over 65 years old within the UK. Other Asian 6% Source: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Jobs/Diversity.htm Black Caribbean 5% Black African 8% Other Black 5% Chinese 3% Others 5% • The Census data revealed that 62% of Newhams residents were born in the UK. Of the 38% who were born abroad, 90% were born in 47 different countries. Source: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Jobs/Diversity.htm • Newham is also home to a significant Eastern European community. Source: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Jobs/Diversity.htm • Newham is one of the poorest Boroughs in London. One in five people in Newham live in households with below 30% of the national median household income compared with one in 16 in London and one in 25 in Britain. Source: http://www.newham.gov.uk/Jobs/Diversity.htm06 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  7. 7. Regional Factsheet • London[ 4 ] Education1 in 4 of pupils in primary school education in England are froman ethnic minority background. Source: DCSF release May 2009, ‘number of pupils in state maintained schools’1 in 5 of pupils in secondary school education in England isfrom an ethnic minority background. Source: DCSF release May 2009, ‘number of pupils in state maintained schools’• Half of the 1.2 million pupils that attend schools in London are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. Source: GLA Focus on London 2007• Around one in eight pupils in all schools did not speak English as a first language. This rose to more than half of primary school children in Central London. Source: DCSF 2007• In some parts of London, children from ethnic minority families account for more than nine in ten school places. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-484379/20- schools-pupils-come-ethnic-minority• Southfields Community College in South London is thought to be the most ethnically diverse school in the country, with 71 languages spoken by its pupils. Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-484379/20- schools-pupils-come-ethnic-minorityAlmost 1 in 6 (16%) of UK-domiciled students studying at UKuniversities is from an ethnic minority background.Source: 2007-08 ‘HESA Student Record’ published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).“More BAME students join the unemployed after graduationthan White graduates and male Chinese and Pakistani studentsare twice as likely as the average to be unemployed” (2006)Source: www.aimhigher.ac.uk/sites/practitioner/resources/Conf%20Summary%20Report%20final%20(2).pdf07 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  8. 8. Regional Factsheet • London4.1 Where do ethnicminority students studyin London? Ethnic Minorities at Universities in London (2007 - 08)The School of Pharmacy The School of Pharmacy 75.5%has by far the largest Brunel University 57.0%percentage of black, Asian Queen Mary & Westfield College The University of East London 56.6% 54.5%and minority ethnic (BAME) Middlesex University 54.1%students (75.5%). The University of Westminster 49.1% London South Bank University 45.3% St George’s Hospital 44.6%The majority of universities Medical School The City University 41.8%in London, including The School of Oriental & African Studies 41.7% London School of EconomicsBrunel, King’s College and & Political Science The University of Greenwich 41.1% 40.9%University College London, King’s College London 40.7% Imperial College of Science,have a significantly higher Technology & Medicine The Institute of 37.8% 35.6%proportion of ethnic Cancer Research Goldsmiths College 34.1%minority students than the London Business School 33.3% University College London 31.5%16.0% national average. University of the Arts, London 25.0%However, most of these Institute of Education London School of Hygiene 24.6% 23.8%universities have a lower & Tropical Medicine Birkbeck College 22.8%representation of BAME Heythrop College 15.4%students than their share Royal Academy of Music Conservatoire for Dance 12.9% 12.7% & Dramaof the local population Royal College of Art 11.3% Total Ethnic Minority Representation: University of London(44.9%). (Institutes & Activities) Central School of 11.0% All UK Unis. - 16.0% Speech & Drama 10.3% London Pop. (18-24) - 44.9% Trinity Laban 10.2% Guildhall School of Music & Drama 9.3% Courtauld Intiute of Art 9.2% Royal College of Music 8.9% The Royal Veterinary College 4.9% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Source: 2007-08 ‘HESA Student Record’ published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).08 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  9. 9. Regional Factsheet • London[ 5 ] Religion5.1 A snapshot of the LondonThe second largest religion outside Christianity in London is Islam wherea massive 8.5% of the population is Muslim. The third largest religiousgroup are Hindus making up 4.1% of the population.Source: National Statistics News Release 5 October 2006The London Borough of Religions within LondonHarrow had the highestreligious diversity inEngland and Wales in 2001. Christian - 58.2% Buddhist - 0.8%Harrow’s predominant Hindu - 4.1%religious groups were Jewish - 2.1% Muslim - 8.5%Christian (47 per cent), Sikh - 1.5% Other - 0.5%Hindu (20 per cent), No Religion - 15.8% Religion not stated - 8.5%Muslim (7 per cent) andJewish (6 per cent).Source: National Statistics News Release 5 October 2006 Source: Census 2001, based on data released on or before 13 February 2003 Religions within the UK 5.2 The UK overall picture In the UK, 2.7% of the Christian - 71.6% population stated their No Religion/ Religion not stated - 23% religion as Muslim making Other - 0.3% Sikh - 0.6% this the most common Muslim - 2.7% Jewish - 0.5% religion after Christianity. Hindu - 1% Buddhist - 0.3% Figures for England, alone, show that 3.1% of the population stated their religion as Muslim.Source: Census 2001, Profiles - UK09 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  10. 10. Regional Factsheet • London[ 6 ] Employment6.1 Ethnic minority employment rate in the LondonAccording to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q4 2009, the ethnic minorityemployment rate in London was 58.4%The unemployment rate for London’s ethnic minorities was 14.8%and the economic inactivity rate stood at 31.5%. Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q4 2009It is important to note that employment, unemployment and economic inactivityrates vary greatly between the different ethnic minority groups in London as thechart below demonstrates: London Employment Statuses Economic Ethnic Group Employment Unemployment Inactivity Rate % Rate % Rate % Mixed 56.4 18.7 30.7 Indian 69.3 8.8 24.0 Pakistani 52.6 16.2 37.2 Bangladeshi 39.4 21.9 49.5 Other Asian 62.5 11.2 29.7 Black Caribbean 63.5 19.3 21.4 Black African 52.8 18.5 35.2 Other Black 49.5 * * Chinese 61.8 * 33.5 Other 54.9 12.6 37.2 Total Ethnic Minorities 58.4 14.8 31.5 White 74.7 6.7 20.0 *Indicates the sample size is too small for a reliable estimate Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q4 2009• London’s ethnic minority employment and unemployment rates also varied 6.2 Employment Rate - UK considerably from borough to borough. Q4 2009, the London Borough of The ethnic minority employment gap as of Q3 2009 Havering had the highest ethnic minority was 13.8 percentage points. employment rate at 74.5% and Camden had the lowest at 47.7%. The UK ethnic minority employment rate is 59.2% Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q4 2009 Young ethnic minorities (aged 16 – 24 years) appear• The unemployment rate for ethnic to be particularly affected by the recession, as the minorities (16+) was highest in the London Borough of Lambeth, 19.8% and lowest ethnic minority employment rate for young people in Barking and Dagenham (7.3%). has fallen by 5.2 percentage points since 2008. Source: Labour Force Survey (LFS), Q4 2009 Source: ‘Ethnic Minorities in the Labour Market: Quarter 3, 2009 - Ethnic Minority Analysis Team, November 200910 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  11. 11. Regional Factsheet • London[ 7 ] Simple steps to get started on Race EqualityLeadership Community Involvement• Consider appointing a Diversity / Race Diversity • Review the community impact work being done by Champion to lead on the race agenda your organisation and check whether they impact within your organisation. on diverse communities.• Develop a clear business case for working on race • As education and skills are the critical components and link it to business objectives. of any workforce, consider partnering with a local• Develop an action plan on race and integrate it into school where ethnic minority children could benefit from increased educational attainment. the key performance indicators of your managers. • Develop links with local universities that have relatively high proportions of ethnic minorityPeople and Employees students and offer work placements/experiences.• Tell your recruitment agencies, recruitment consultants and head-hunters that your organisation Supplier Diversity is committed to racial equality and ask them to send you lists containing diverse candidates. • Do an audit of your current suppliers to find out• Explicitly state in your recruitment marketing whether you have awarded any contracts to ethnic materials that individuals from diverse backgrounds minority owned businesses. are welcome in your organisation. • Consider publishing clear guidance notes to help• Monitor the ethnicity of your workforce and compare ethnic minority businesses tender for contracts it to the local population. with your organisation. • Send your procurement officers to local supplier events to raise their awareness of products/servicesCustomers, Clients and Service Users available from local ethnic minority suppliers.• Ensure your marketing teams or policy makers are signed up to your organisation’s commitment to race equality.• Review your advertising and promotional material to ensure they reflect the diverse marketplace, both in the content and images used.• Consider including ethnic minorities in your focus groups and evaluation sessions for promotional or marketing campaigns.11 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  12. 12. Regional Factsheet • London“It’s crucial to London’s future that employersrecognise the value of a diverse workforce. Wewant all organisations in the capital to promote apositive and inclusive working environment to bothcurrent and future employees.”Paul Buchanan, London Regional Director, Business in the CommunityContact details:Business in the Community137 Shepherdess WalkLondon, N1 7RQT: 020 7566 8650AcknowledgementsThis publication has been made possible through funding from the Department forLocal Communities and Government (DCLG) Tackling Race Inequalities Fund (TRIF)12 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  13. 13. Race for Opportunity Members 2010Accenture Education Leeds Northumbrian WaterAddecco English Partnerships North West Development AgencyAddleshaw Goddard LLP Enterprise Rent-A-Car Nottingham Trent UniversityAdvantage West Midlands Environment Agency OCS GroupAmerican Express PLC Ernst & Young LLP OfComArriva plc Eversheds Office of Fair TradingASDA Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Office of National StatisticsAston Carter FSA One NorthEastAvon & Somerset Constabulary Fujitsu Services Open UniversityAvon Fire Brigade GlaxoSmithKline Orange PCSB&Q Goldman Sachs International OTC Computing LtdBaker & McKenzie Government Office For The North West Pearson plcBank of England Google Pertemps Recruitment PartnershipsBarclays Bank PLC Guardian Media Group PricewaterhouseCoopersBBC Healthcare Commission Procter & GambleBDO Stoy Hayward Herbert Smith Provident FinancialBIS (Department for Business, Home Office PrudentialInnovation & Skills) HM Revenue & Customs Rolls-Royce Military Aero EnginesBiotechnology & Biological Science HM Treasury Royal Air ForceResearch Council HSBC Bank Plc Royal Bank of Scotland GroupBirmingham City University IBM UK Ltd Royal NavyBP International John Lewis Partnership Sainsbury’s Supermarkets LtdBritannia Building Society JP Morgan SantanderBritish Airways KPMG Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)British Army Law Society England and Wales Severn TrentBritish Energy Learning & Skills Council Sheffield Hallam UniversityBritish Library Legal & General Investment Mgmt Shell Companies in the UKBristol City Council Leicestershire Constabulary Simmons & SimmonsBT Linklaters Slaughter & MayBUPA Lloyds Banking Group SodexhoCapgemini London 2012 State Street CorporationCapital One London Ambulance The Insolvency ServiceCentrica London Borough of Brent Thomson ReutersCisco Lovells Transport for LondonCiti Marks & Spencer plc UBS Investment BankCitizens Advice McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd University of BradfordCommunities & Local Government Merrill Lynch Europe University of BristolCo-operative Financial Services plc Metropolitan Police University of Central LancashireCo-operative (The) Michael Page Financial Services University of DurhamCredit Suisse Midcounties Co-operative (The) University of TeessideCummins Engine Company Ltd Midlands Heart University of West of EnglandDeloitte LLP Ministry of Defence Unum ProvidentDepartment for Children, Schools Ministry of Justice Vodafone Ltdand Families MITIE Welsh Assembly GovernmentDepartment for Environment, MDPGA (MoD Police & Guarding Agency) West Midlands PoliceFood & Rural Affairs Morgan Stanley International Ltd Westminster City CouncilDepartment for Work and Pensions National Grid WPPDepartment of Health National Museum of Science and Industry Wragge & CoDerby College National Portrait GalleryDeutsche Bank Nationwide Building SocietyEast of England Development Agency Network Rail Champion Members are in BOLDEDF Energy NHS Employers List of RfO Members 08/03/201013 I Race for Opportunity (RfO) | Regional Factsheet
  14. 14. Race for Opportunity Board MembersMITIE Appointment CommissionMs Ruby McGregor-Smith Ms Anne WattsCEO and Chair RfO CBE, ChairASDA ParadoesMs Sarah Dickins Mr Denys RaynerRetail People Director CEOBarclays Bank PLC Pertemps People ManagementMr Vivek Ramachandran Ms Carmen Watson,Head of UK Cash and Trade Managing Director - Commercial DivisionBritish Army RoastColonel Mark Abraham Mr Iqbal WahhabAssistant Director Employment CEOBT Sainsbury’s Supermarkets LtdMr Ray Lerclerq Mr Jat SahotaChief Financial Officer, Global Services Head of Corporate ResponsibilityEDF Energy Shell Companies in the UKMr Patrick Clarke Mr James Smith,Director of Connections ChairmanKPMG The Royal Bank of Scotland GroupMs Michelle Quest Mr Ron TeerlinkHead of People for the UK Chief Administrative OfficerDepartment of Health Transport for LondonMr Surinder Sharma Mr Andrew QuinceyNational Director for Director of Group ProcurementEquality & Human RightsFor further information on the Race for Opportunity campaign.Please visit www.raceforopportunity.org.uk or telephone 020 7566 8661 Business in the Community -- mobilising business for good. Business in the Community mobilising business for good. Business in the Community Business in the Community We inspire, engage, support and challenge We inspire, engage, support and challenge 137 Shepherdess Walk 137 Shepherdess Walk companies on responsible business, working companies on responsible business, working London N1 7RQ London N1 7RQ through four areas: Marketplace, Workplace, through four areas: Marketplace, Workplace, T +44 (0) 20 7566 8650 T +44 (0) 20 7566 8650 Environment and Community. With more than Environment and Community. With more than F +44 (0) 20 7253 1877 F +44 (0) 20 7253 1877 850 companies in membership, we represent 1 in 5 850 companies in membership, we represent 1 in 5 E information@bitc.org.uk E information@bitc.org.uk of the UK private sector workforce and convene a of the UK private sector workforce and convene a Registered Detailsopportunity nowRace for Opportunity network of global partners. network of global partners. October 2008London N1 7RQ. October 2008 137 Shepherdess Walk, Telephone: 020 7566 8650 Registered Charity No: 297716.is part of Business Business www.opportunitynow.org.uk www.bitc.org.uk Company Limited by Guarantee No: 1619253in the Community Community information@bitc.org.uk opportunitynow@bitc.org.ukdesigned for Opportunity March 2010 | designt: 01323 471050© Race and produced by scs marketing ltd and print 471050designed and produced by scs marketing ltd || t: 01323 OSCCreativeProduct code: 01RfO000436Product code: 01OPP000435Product code: 01OPP000435

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