This study presents findings from a survey carried out in 2015 that asked 4265 British residents about the people they socialised with. They were asked to think about the most recent social event they attended, and give details of up to 5 people they spent time with, including their age, ethnicity, and job role. The information was then compared with the type of people who live in their region to see how closely social groups reflected the makeup of the local population. Headline findings from this report include: White Londoners are the least likely group to mix with people from a different ethnic background to themselves; Asian Britons are socialising with other Asian Britons more than 5 times as much as the researchers expected and Black Britains with other Black Britons 8 times as much, given the demographics of where they live; The older we get, the less likely we are to mix with others from a different ethnic background, and; those aged under 18 are taking up very few expected opportunities to mix socially with those from a different generation to themselves.
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British Integration Survey 2016
Drawing on a survey of over 4,000 individuals, this report examined the extent of social interaction across ethnicity, age and socio-economic groupings in modern Britain, and compared results across different regions, including between London and the rest of the UK.