People who identify with mixed or multiple ethnic groups are represented most strongly bothon (7.5%) and off-screen (5.4%). These figures are relatively high compared to populationestimates of 2%.People who identify as South Asian are least well represented: in year 5 (2020-1), SouthAsian contributors made 3.3% of all off-screen contributions, compared to a UK populationestimate of at least 4.9%11; but on-screen, South Asian contributors made 4.8% ofcontributions. Over the last five years, contributions by those who identify as South Asianhave declined both on and off-screen.Across all programmes and genres, those who identify as East Asian are represented in linewith population estimates on-screen, but they are under-represented off-screen.People who identify with an other ethnic group are represented at similar levels both on andoff-screen, and in line with the UK population estimate of (0.9%).Black people are also represented on a par with national population estimates of (3%) making3.3% of off-screen contributions in year 5. On-screen there is stronger representation, withblack people making 6.3% on-screen contributions in year 5.Whilst Diamond generally uses UK population estimates as a benchmark, we need toacknowledge demographic variations across the country. In London, where the majorityof television is produced, there is a significantly larger Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicpopulation (40%), with 18% of people identifying as Asian and 13% as Black. Therepresentation in production and on-screen by people identifying as Black, Asian andMinority Ethnic is significantly lower than London population estimates.

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