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Is there evidence of significant levels of segregation between minority groups and the majority population?

Key Area:
Housing & Segregation
Racism, Discrimination
25/01/2013 - 09:48
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Qualitative Info

As statistical data do not ascertain information on ethnicity, it is difficult to provide clear figures on Sinti and Roma as well as on other minority groups in Germany. Due to the data situation, it is impossible to give quantitative statements on housing conditions and levels of segregation of minorities.
Nevertheless, some analyses of non-representative qualitative data show that Sinti and Roma live more often in outskirts of larger cities, which often have a poorer infrastructure, or in socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Further, the areas, where Sinti and Roma live, are partly situated in an environmentally problematic area (e.g. industrial zones, close to train tracks etc.). Besides social and economic factors, discrimination (for example due to anti-Roma prejudices) also seems to be a factor for disadvantaged housing situations [3, p. 6].



  1. Hieronymus, Andreas/ Fögen, Ines/ Mehreoglu, Yücel/ Kröger, Justin, ENAR Shadow report 2009/2010 - Racism and Discrimination in Germany,, Accessed on 05.01.2012, p. 12.
  2. Federal Ministry of the Interior (Bundesministerium des Innern, BMI) (2011), EU-Rahmen für nationale Strategien zur Integration der Roma bis 2020 – Integrierte Maßnahmenpakete zur Integration und Teilhabe der Sinti und Roma in Deutschland, p. 12.
  3. Peucker, Mario (2009), Raxen Thematic Study - Housing Conditions of Sinti and Roma, , Accessed on 04.01.2012, p.4-6, 34.
  4. Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Integration und Migration (SVR) (2010), Einwanderungsgesellschaft 2010: Jahresgutachten 2010 mit Integrationsbarometer,, Accessed on 23.01.2012.
Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Housing, Integration - social cohesion
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