Experience of racial discrimination

This indicator provides information on subjective experience of racial discrimination, i.e. due to nationality, religion, ethnic origin, skin colour, or other physical features.

From an integration perspective, the aim is to reduce the percentage of people who have experienced racial discrimination.


Discrimination occurs when people are treated unfairly or intolerantly, humiliated, threatened or endangered because they belong to a certain group (e.g. women, black people, etc.).


In order to measure racial discrimination, only experiences linked to nationality, religion, ethnic origin, skin colour, or other distinctive physical features were considered. Only people who had experienced racial discrimination in the five years preceding the survey were considered.

A person could indicate several grounds for discrimination.


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