Monday, May 14, 2007

Muslims are more likely to live in the most deprived parts of Wales than the rest of the population

BBC News:

The report, A Social Audit of the Muslim Community in Wales, for the Welsh Assembly Government, found that poor housing, including overcrowding, was much higher amongst Muslim households than the general population.

It found higher reported levels of long-term illness and poor health than average amongst the older working population, but lower levels amongst 16-49-year-olds.

The report observed that many more Muslims were classed as economically inactive "almost entirely due to the low inactivity rates amongst Bangladeshi and Pakistani women".

The study was based on census and other statistical information.

It found that, in 2005, Pakistani and Bangladeshi pupils achieved a lower than average points score at Key Stage 4 and a "relatively low" proportion gained five or more A* to C GCSE grades.

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