Presentation on theme: "Housing Policy and Ethnic Group The pitfalls and promise of ethnic group statistics Professor Richard Tomlins, Professor of Race, Diversity and Housing,"— Presentation transcript:
Housing Policy and Ethnic Group The pitfalls and promise of ethnic group statistics Professor Richard Tomlins, Professor of Race, Diversity and Housing, Dept of Public Policy, De Montfort University
Aims The housing data available Potential uses Definitions of BME Strengths and weaknesses
Decide what you want!
The housing data available Census Reports Key statistics Standard area statistics table finder Commissioned output UK at a glance
Commissioned tables Housing deprivation indicator by ethnic group Sole use of toilet/bath by ethnic group Residents of hostels for the homeless by sex and ethnic group Persons sleeping rough by sex and ethnic group Sex and age and provision of care by ethnic group Car/van by ethnic group Central heating by ethnic group Sex and socio-economic classification (detailed level) by religion
Key needs indicators Type of accommodation Self contained Use of rooms Bath/shower Toilet Floor level Central heating Cars and vans
Key needs indicators (2) Extended family Location Country of birth Health Care Mobility Education Employment Type of work Travel
The promise More reliable and responsive policy making
GIS Nature of housing stock and condition Individual needs? Relationship between the housing stock and other measures of need Allocation of capital resources and guiding investment decisions Match prospective tenants with appropriate properties Bottom up?
The misuse of existing data Lack of monitoring Lack of application Lack of consultation
The pitfalls Definition of BME Coverage Language Depth of data
Lessons from Westminster Asylum seekers Illegal stayers Language barriers High mobility Gates and concierges HMOs Students and foreign residents Young males Imputation
One final lesson.....
Contacts: Professor Richard Tomlins Dept of Public Policy Faculty of Business and Law De Montfort University The Gateway Leicester, LE1 9BH Tel: , Mobile: Fax: ,