The government has audited and gathered together in one place information about the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
This data was published online online on 10 October 2017.
The Lead Bishop for Racial Justice for the Catholic Church in England and Wales is the Rt Revd Paul McAleenan:
“The government’s audit clearly highlights that many people’s life chances are still determined by their ethnicity.
“It is unacceptable that in 2017 minority groups are confronted by systemic racism, discrimination and inequality.
“Every part of our society has a duty to address this shameful situation.
“As the lead Bishop for Racial Justice, I am committed to developing the Church’s work in this area, and ensuring that we play our part in helping to build a more equitable and tolerant country.”