Number of children looked after in England, by ethnicity 2018

This statistic shows the total number of children looked after by childcare services in England as of March 2018, by ethnic origin. In 2018, there were 56,300 children in social care from white origins.

Total number of children looked after by childcare services in England as of March, by ethnicity 2018

Number of children
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Release date

November 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information:
White includes: White British, White Irish, Traveller of Irish Heritage, Gypsy/Roma, Any other White background;
Mixed includes: White and Black Caribbean, White and Black African, White and Asian, Any other mixed background;
Asian or Asian British includes: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Any other Asian background;
Black or Black British includes: Caribbean, African, Any other Black background;
Other ethnic groups includes: Chinese, Any other ethnic group;
Other includes: Refused, Information not yet available.

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