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1 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

2 Aims The housing data available Potential uses Definitions of BME Strengths and weaknesses

3 Decide what you want!

4 The housing data available Census Reports Key statistics Standard area statistics table finder Commissioned output UK at a glance

5 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

6 Key needs indicators Type of accommodation Self contained Use of rooms Bath/shower Toilet Floor level Central heating Cars and vans

7 Key needs indicators (2) Extended family Location Country of birth Health Care Mobility Education Employment Type of work Travel

8 Typical projects Race equality impact assessments Race equality policy implementation Housing needs studies

9 The promise More reliable and responsive policy making

10 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?

11 The misuse of existing data Lack of monitoring Lack of application Lack of consultation

12 The pitfalls Definition of BME Coverage Language Depth of data

13 Lessons from Westminster Asylum seekers Illegal stayers Language barriers High mobility Gates and concierges HMOs Students and foreign residents Young males Imputation

14 One final lesson.....

15 the Jedi

16 Contacts: Professor Richard Tomlins Dept of Public Policy Faculty of Business and Law De Montfort University The Gateway Leicester, LE1 9BH Tel: , Mobile: Fax: ,


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