Chinese and Indian workers in UK earn more than white British counterparts
Indian workers in the UK are getting a higher salary in comparison to their British counterparts, a new study suggests.
According to the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) found in its Ethnicity Pay Gaps in Great Britain: 2018' analysis that while on average ethnic minorities earn 3.8 percent less than white ethnic groups, Indians and Chinese tend to buck the trend by having higher average earnings.
The report also pointed out that the workers from Pakistan and Bangladesh have the lowest average pay in comparison to their white British counterparts.
"Overall, employees from certain ethnic groups such as Indian and Chinese, have higher average earnings than their white British counterparts," said Hugh Stickland, Senior ONS analyst.
"However, all other ethnic groups have average wages lower than for white British employees, with employees from the Bangladeshi ethnic group having the largest pay gap. However, once characteristics such as education and occupation are taken into account, the pay gap between white British and most other ethnic groups becomes narrower, though significant differences still remain," he said.
According to the data gathered from this survey, the median gross hourly earnings between the year 2012 and 2018, highlights that the Chinese ethnicity group is the highest paid, receiving 15.75 pounds an hour in 2018, followed by the Indian ethnic group, which earns 13.47 pounds an hour.
The Indian ethnic group also registered a high employment rate, of 75.9 percent, comparing favorably to the highest employment rate recorded for the white another category at 81.7 percent. The two ethnic groups with the lowest employment rates are Pakistani and Bangladeshi, at 58.2 percent and 54.9 percent, respectively.