Resident populations by ethnicity

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Ethnicity was first officially recorded in the 1991 Census and since then there has been a steady growth in numbers with projections that the BAME population will more than double and make up more than a third of the population by 2051.  This fact sheet demonstrates the business case for inclusion. 

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The Business in the Community race equality campaign Regional Factsheets focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across all the ten regions in England and Wales, and offer calls to action, toolkits, research and guidance to help employers to manage and harness the potential of an increasingly diverse workforce. The factsheets use the Census 2011 data to create a detailed picture of BAME representation in the ten regions across England and Wales, breaking down data for population, religion, education (primary school through to higher education), and employment and leadership. The Regional Factsheets are useful for employers, local authorities and policy makers to inform long-term planning and collaboration to ensure that they are taking action today against inequality in the workplace in the future.

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