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Deep concern over growing segregation as new research shows Britons are socialising less with people from different ethnic backgrounds ….reports Asian Lite News

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 A study commissioned by the UK’s leading social integration charity, The Challenge, has found that, compared to a similar survey in 2014, Britons are socialising less with people from a different ethnicity to their own and that as a society we are becoming more segregated by ethnicity. Asian Britons only take up 41% of the opportunities open to them to mix socially with a different ethnicity.

The research in the British Integration Survey, published today, shows:
– White Britons are least likely of all to socialise with other ethnic groups
– Black Britons socialise with other Black Britons nearly eight times as much as the researchers expected given the ethnic mix of where they live
– Asian Britons socialise with other Asian Britons more than 5 times as much as the researchers expected given the ethnic mix of where they live
– Those categorised as in  socio-economic groups A and B- those in higher professional occupations – are more likely to socialise with different ethnic groups to their own than those in lower socio-economic groups
The study gives a unique insight into how much we socialise with those different to ourselves, and comes shortly after the Government published its major review into integration by Dame Louise Casey. The review found growing segregation in cities up and down the country. It also comes amid the ongoing national and international debate about integration and immigration following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and the victory of Donald Trump.
A key finding of the survey, of 4,265 13 to 80-year-olds living in Britain is that White Britons are the least likely ethnic group to take the opportunity to mix socially with those from a different ethnic background to themselves. The researchers found White Britons take up just 38% of the opportunities to socialise with those from a different ethnicity to their own given the demographics of where they live, and that this percentage has dropped from 40% in 2014.
The survey also shows that Black Britons take up just 42% of the opportunities open to them to mix socially with a different ethnicity to themselves given the demographics of where they live. This has fallen considerably from 2014 when the figure was 52%.
Overall, Britons of all ethnicities are socialising less with people from other ethnicities than in the past.
Jon Yates, Director of The Challenge, the country’s leading social integration charity, said: “These figures are stark and show millions of Britons are not mixing with people from a different age or ethnicity to themselves.
“The research shows there is an urgent need to improve integration if we are to reap the benefits of an integrated society and avoid the dangers of growing segregation. We know from previous studies that those who mix with people who are different to them have closer ties to their neighbourhoods and higher levels of trust with their neighbours, while those who do not mix are less likely to earn a good salary and more likely to feel isolated and ostracised from their community.
“Both individually and collectively we need to make more opportunities – in schools, in the workplace and in our communities – to have meaningful contact with those from different walks of life to ourselves. That’s why The Challenge is at the forefront of improving social integration through programmes like the National Citizen Service, which enables young people from different backgrounds to mix together.”
Key findings:
Black, White and Asian Britons take up less than half – 48% – of the opportunities open to them to mix socially with a different ethnicity to themselves given the demographics of where they live, even in our most diverse regions, such as London and the Midlands.
White Londoners are the least likely group to mix with people from a different ethnic background to themselves, while Londoners in general are less likely than those in other regions of the UK to socialise with those from a different ethnicity or age to themselves.
Those in the Midlands were found to be only taking up 40% of the opportunities to mix with other ethnicities, the lowest level in Britain.
Overall, the British population tends to take up just under half – 48% – of the expected opportunities open to them to mix socially with those from a different ethnicity to themselves given the demographics of where they live, but in London this fell to just over 44%.
White Britons are the least likely ethnic group to take up opportunities to mix socially with those from a different ethnicity to themselves. Researchers found White Britons are taking up just 38% of the opportunities they would expect to be open to them given the demographics of where they live and that this percentage has dropped from 40% in 2014.
Black Britons take up just 42% of the opportunities open to them to mix socially with those from a different ethnicity to themselves given the demographics of where they live. This has fallen considerably from 2014 when the figure was 52%. Likewise, Asian Britons only take up 41% of the opportunities open to them to mix socially with those from a different ethnicity.
Asian Britons are socialising with other Asian Britons more than 5 times as much as the researchers expected, given the demographics of where they live, even when they live in regions with high proportions of other ethnic minorities and Whites.
Black Britons are socialising with other Black Britons nearly 8 times as much as the researchers expected, given the demographics of where they live, even when they live in regions with high proportions of other ethnic minorities and Whites.
The older we get, the less likely we are to mix with others from a different ethnic background. Those 65 or older take up just 17% of the expected opportunities open to them to mix socially with those from a different ethnic group to them given the demographics of where they live. Worryingly, this has dropped from 21% in 2014 for the same age group. Those under 17, on the other hand, are becoming more likely to take up expected opportunities to mix socially with those from a different ethnic group – they took up 45% of expected opportunities, compared to 33% in 2014.
The research shows that those aged 13-17 are taking up very few expected opportunities to mix socially with those from a different generation to themselves. They take up just 24% of all such opportunities, but this has risen from 19% in 2014. Those aged 65 and older take up 59% of such opportunities, but this has fallen from 63% in 2014. These figures exclude opportunities to socialise with their nuclear and extended family.

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