The Integration Hub, in partnership with Policy Exchange, explores ethnic integration across five distinct themes – Residential Patterns, Work and Welfare, Society and Everyday Life, Education, and Attitudes and Identity. It presents much of the relevant data and research and allows you to explore integration across England and Wales through our interactive data maps.

Residential Patterns

One of the basic indicators of ethno-cultural integration is residency: where do different ethnic groups live? Do they cluster in different areas or do we find areas becoming more mixed? The evidence suggests the answer is both.

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Work and Welfare

Glass half full or empty? The upward mobility of some minorities suggests a pretty open society. But even for the successful there are still ethnic penalties in pay and employment with ‘glass ceiling’ issues in higher status jobs.

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Society and Everyday Life

How significant is ethnicity in guiding our actions in daily life, from selecting friends to how we behave online? As the evidence in this section shows, it is very significant but gradually becoming somewhat less so for many individuals.

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Education

Post war immigrants to Britain have often arrived with little education, but in the second generation almost all significant ethnic minority groups catch up with or overtake the low and middle income White British in average educational attainment. Ethnic minorities tend to...

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Attitudes and Identity

First generation immigrants often have strikingly different attitudes and beliefs compared with the White British majority. Those differences, and the identities that embody them, tend to weaken over time as hybrid combinations emerge among the British born. But the...

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Index of Integration

Integration has risen higher up the political agenda in recent months with policy makers more alert to the high levels of segregation in parts of the country as well as inequality both between and within ethnic groups. This study attempts to find out which are the best and...

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