Here are some of the key findings relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities from the Evaluating Equality National Survey (EVENS).
- Over half the respondents from the Gypsy/Traveller ethnic groups , reported having experienced a physical racist assault
- More than a third of the Roma and the Gypsy/Traveller ethnic groups reported racial discrimination from the police
- Close to half of the Gypsy/Traveller ethnic groups reported having experienced racial discrimination in public places
- Roma and the Gypsy/Traveller ethnic groups, had the highest rates of reporting increased police activity within their community and the highest rates of reporting being stopped by the police during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic
- On average, ethnic minority groups fare well in comparison to the White British group in relation to educational attainment (although this is markedly not the case for the Mixed White and Black Caribbean, Gypsy/Traveller and Roma ethnic groups).
- Gypsy/Traveller and Roma men had a higher risk than White British men of being in precarious employment (that is, with temporary and zero-hours contracts, or solo self-employed)
- Gypsy/Traveller, Mixed White and Black Caribbean and White Eastern European people are much more likely to be in semi-routine and routine occupations
- Given its coverage of the experiences of Gypsy Traveller and Roma people, EVENS has also been able to uniquely document that the majority of Gypsy/Traveller people (almost three in five) and just over a quarter of Roma people lived in caravans and mobile homes.
- Gypsy/Traveller and Roma ethnic groups were less likely to experience loneliness during the pandemic than the White British group.