Ethnic groups

Black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups generally have worse health than the overall population.  Evidence suggests that the poorer socio-economic position of some ethnic groups is a main driver of this health inequality, although there are other factors such as racism and discrimination, poorer delivery and take-up of health care, differences in culture and lifestyles, and biological susceptibility. 

ONS publishes detailed population estimates by ethnic group for areas in England and Wales following each census. However, there are currently no reliable population estimates by ethnic group available at the local authority level for the years between censuses, although ONS has been investigating methods to meet this need.

As at Census 2011, 14.5% of the Trafford resident population (or 32,744 people) reported belonging to a Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Group, very similar to England as a whole (14.6%).   The Trafford BAME population is made up of 7.9% belonging to an Asian ethnic group, 2.9% Black and 2.7% Mixed (Figure 1), again similar to England.

Figure 1: Estimated resident population by ethnic group; Trafford

Source: ONS, 2011 Census

There is wide variation within Trafford in the proportion of the population belonging to a BAME; for example ranging from 5.7% in the West locality, to 37.4% in the North locality.  See locality profiles for further information.

The BAME population in Trafford has a younger age structure than the population as a whole. Among children and young people aged under 20 more than 1 in 5 (21.9%) belongs to a BAME group, compared to around 1 in 20 (4.8%) among those aged 65 years and over.

Figure 2: Proportion belonging to a Black & Minority Ethnic (BAME) group by broad age group; Trafford

Source: ONS, 2011 Census


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