67% say people from different backgrounds get on well
A recent survey of local residents has given an encouraging picture of harmonious living in the racially mixed borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
More than a thousand
people were asked if they agree that people from different backgrounds get on well in the borough. Sixty seven per cent of those who replied
Compared to 2004, this figure has risen by an10 per
"I was delighted to find that community cohesion in Hammersmith &
Fulham continues to thrive," says Peter Savage, Assistant Chief
Executive. "We have a long tradition of cultural and ethnic diversity
in the borough and it is heartening to see that translated into a real
sense of community spirit."
The population of the borough has been increasing over the last 20
years and the 2001 census showed that the proportion of residents in
ethnic groups other than white was 22 per cent, up 4 per cent on 1991.
More than seventy per cent of those surveyed said they thought people
from different ethnic backgrounds get on well in their local area.
Mr. Savage continued, "London has always been a cosmopolitan city and
Hammersmith & Fulham is no exception. People come here from the four
corners of the world to live and work side by side. These results
reinforce the fact that we are a mature community that thrives on
The council's citizen's panel was set up in 1999 by Mori. Its 1,200
members are regularly asked about council services and policies. It
members change each year and are selected to be representative of the
April 3, 2006