This is an interesting read. Theresa May‘s government launches a website that offers a complex picture of life for different ethnicities.
Source: UK race-disparity audit: Theresa May’s government has put Britain’s inequality on display — Quartz
Personally, I found the data rather sterile. It needs a rolling commentary to highlight the major findings by theme/ethnicity.
The data is esentially descriptive and does not readily facilitate further analysis.
For meaningful analysis, access to the full data set is required, ideally showing key demographic details like:
- Social class
- Highest education status
- Home ownership status
- Marital status
Theresa May and David Cameron before her, have tried to provide greater data to facilitate policy decisions. Unfortunately, I fear that this latest data will do little to improve the underlying policies.
There’s a risk here of journalists dipping into the database and cherry-picking their data to embellish a headline.
Ethnicity is a complex subject and without expert commentary, and detailed data sets, it’s not clear how this initiative will help faciltate policy changes.