Inter-ethnic Relationships

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Census data on inter-ethnic relationships in the UK.

An inter-ethnic relationship is one between a cohabiting couple where each person is from a different ethnic group.

This short presentation gives different facts about the types of people in inter-ethnic relationships.

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Inter-ethnic Relationships

  1. 1. Inter-ethnic Relationships 2011 Census Data from the Office for National Statistics Key Points
  2. 2. Definition An inter-ethnic relationship is defined as: A relationship between a couple who are either married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting where each partner identifies with a different ethnic group.
  3. 3. Inter-ethnic Relationships In 2011 2.3 million people were in an inter-ethnic relationship
  4. 4. Inter-ethnic Relationships This was: 9% of all people living as a couple
  5. 5. Inter-ethnic Relationships 7% Up from in 2001
  6. 6. Inter-ethnic Relationships 4%of those of White British ethnicity who were part of a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship. Just:
  7. 7. Inter-ethnic Relationships 4% Just: Reflecting the fact that they are the largest group of the overall population, so have a greater opportunity to be in a relationship with someone who is also White British. of those of White British ethnicity who were part of a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship.
  8. 8. Inter-ethnic Relationships 85%of people from mixed/multiple ethnic groups who were in a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship. In comparison
  9. 9. Inter-ethnic Relationships 85% In comparison Reflecting the fact that these are the smallest group of the overall population. of people from mixed/multiple ethnic groups who were in a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship.
  10. 10. Inter-ethnic Relationships 12% Indian Cultural, racial and religious differences are likely to play a part in the low rate of inter ethnic relationships for those of Asian/Asian British ethnicity who were in a cohabiting couple relationship: 9%7% 31% ChinesePakistaniBangladeshi
  11. 11. Inter-ethnic Relationships 35%of people of an Arab ethnicity who were in a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship. And finally:
  12. 12. Inter-ethnic Relationships 35% And finally: But the rate was higher for Arab men (43%) than Arab women (26%) of people of an Arab ethnicity who were in a cohabiting couple relationship were in an inter-ethnic relationship.
  13. 13. Want more? See the whole report on the ONS website

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