Local survey data showed that Hackney residents from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are less likely to be satisfied with the local area (83%) compared with the average for all residents (90%). However, Black residents are more likely to agree that the local area has improved over the past five years (52% compared to 46% of all residents).

In other local insight work, a focus group of young Black men revealed examples of establishments in the borough where they believed people from their community were not welcome. 

Experiences of isolation also vary between ethnic groups in Hackney – 16% of Asian survey respondents report feeling socially isolated, compared to 8% of White residents. Another report, using data from the same 2015 survey, identified one in five Muslim residents feeling isolated.

Residents from Black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in Hackney are more likely to feel as though they are excluded from new job opportunities in the local area than other groups. 2

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).
  2. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).