Unit 4: Living in Diverse Communities
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1. Describe a range of appropriate investigative methods that can be used to explore diversity in a community.
Investigative methods that can be used to explore diversity include the Internet, statistical websites, local authority websites and libraries. An example of statistical websites include the National Statistics Office. Local authority websites also carry considerable information regarding demographics and Town Halls and Libraries carry information such as electoral information.
2. Using one (or more) of the methods you outlined in Question 1, describe the extent of diversity that exists within your community. You should illustrate your work with some actual data such as statistics or desktop research.
Looking at Plymouth City Council’s website I can see that, whilst Plymouth has a diverse community, it reveals that of the 240,724 occupants only 58 are Sikhs, 182 are Jewish, 215 are Hindu, 470 are Buddhist and 883 are Muslim.
It also shows that 77,825 occupants are aged 0 – 24 and 50,096 are aged 60 upwards. The remaining 112,799 are aged between 25 – 59.
3. Using one (or more) of the methods you outlined in Question 1, describe the range of services and agencies that exist within your local community to support diversity.
By searching the internet I found that there were many organisations that...