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LFS User Group meeting 21 October 2003 Measuring ethnicity in the LFS Vivienne Avery Labour Market Division, ONS.

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1 LFS User Group meeting 21 October 2003 Measuring ethnicity in the LFS Vivienne Avery Labour Market Division, ONS

2 2001 LFS Ethnicity Classification White (UK) –British (excluding NI) –other White (excluding NI) Mixed –white & black Caribbean –white & black African –white & Asian –other mixed Asian or Asian British –Indian –Pakistani –Bangladeshi –other Asian Black or Black British –black Caribbean –black African –other black Chinese Other ethnic groups

3 Dissemination of labour market statistics on ethnicity Regular Publications –Key estimates in LFS Quarterly Supplement (employment rates, economic activity by gender for 6 groups) –Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey (ALALFS) –Social and Regional Trends NOMIS –Quarterly datasets –Some estimates based on ALALFS ONS Data service –will provide estimates from ALALFS on request subject to disclosure

4 Threshold levels for using data 10,000-quarterly datasets 6,000-average of 4 quarters 4,000-for UK, GB and England from ALALFS 2,000-6,000 -local areas from ALALFS

5 UK population by ethnic group, 2001/02

6 Economic activity by ethnic group, 2001/2

7 Unemployment rates in UK by ethnic group and sex, 2001/02

8 Age profile of ethnic groups

9 Projected Growth in Working Age Population, (selected groups)

10 Issues for comparability over time Pre and post 2001 data are not directly comparable 2001 classification included a mixed category (and 4 sub-categories) Impact of introduction of mixed group has a greater effect on analyses studying White, Black groups and less on Asian groups Changes to question in 1996 Concepts of ethnicity change over time

11 Ethnicity estimates - backcast time series Headline labour market series estimated between Spring 1997 and Winter 2000/1 based on 2001 categories Methodology based on data collected from 2001 LFS respondents using both classifications Used to provide a baseline for DWP Public Service Agreement target

12 Annual Population Survey (1) Starts January 2004 Enhanced annual data for England (Scotland, Wales already boosted) Target sample economically active persons in each UA/LAD and 450 in Greater London Boroughs Will provide better quality local area information on key estimates such as ethnicity for Neighbourhood Statistics Programme (NeSS) Better inter-censal monitoring First step towards Integrated Social Survey (ISS)

13 Annual Population Survey (2) Will focus on key Census-type estimates Plan for a single annual local area database covering LFS, LLFS, APS First database will cover January-December 2004 First results planned for June 2005 ONS will provide annual estimates for UA/LADs subject to guidance on thresholds

14 Topics covered by Annual Population Survey

15 Use of ethnicity data - government strategy Ethnic minorities and the labour market –Cabinet Office Strategy Unit report, March 2003 highlighted racial discrimination in the labour market emphasised importance of economic integration as well as social/civic integration highlighted varied experiences of different minority groups needing different policy responses

16 ONS publications on ethnicity Labour Market Trends, Dec 2002: The new ethnicity classification in the LFS Labour Market Trends, forthcoming: Exploring ethnic minority disadvantage in the labour market Social Focus in Brief: Ethnicity, Dec 2002 Census population tables by ethnic group Social Focus in Brief: Inequality: forthcoming Focus on Ethnicity, Focus on Religion: forthcoming


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