Britons are better off, on average, than they were 20 years ago in terms of economic well-being, health, education and employment. But inequality persists, according to the National Statistician’s first annual report on UK society.
Diversity and different experiences in the UK provides an overview of diversity focusing on differences by ethnicity, disability, socio-economic and household status, gender and age. It shows the UK population has grown, become older and is becoming more ethnically diverse.
The proportion of people living alone has increased and a quarter of all children now live with a lone parent. And, while there is evidence of progress in reducing inequality – like equal pay for women and educational attainment for some ethnic minority groups – some disadvantages persist.