Urban areas with large ethnic minority populations also contain some of the most deprived neighbourhoods.  This does not necessarily point to a causal relationship, however.

Child poverty is higher in all ethnic minority groups than average; children from ethnic minority backgrounds are almost twice as likely to be in poverty as children from White backgrounds. 2

References

  1. L. Platt, “Ethnicity and child poverty,” Department for Work and Pensions, 2009
  2. L. Platt, “Ethnicity and child poverty,” Department for Work and Pensions, 2009