The Indian diaspora in the UK tops indices of home ownership, education and occupation based on ethnicity

LONDON: Home ownership in England and Wales is most common for people who identify as being of Indian descent ethnicityrevealed the latest release of 2021 census data.
The Indian diaspora, along with the Chinese community, also has the highest levels of education all ethnic groups, and jointly have the highest proportion of people working in the UK.
The results of the 2021 census are being released in phases and demonstrate large disparities between ethnic groups in terms of education, employment, health and housing in England and Wales.
Home ownership was most common among people who identified as being of Indian descent at 71%, followed by white Britons at 68%. Crowded housing is most common for people who identified as Bangladeshi, with 39% of them in this living situation. Public rental housing, on the other hand, was more common among people who identified as Black Afro-Caribbean.
The professional professions (for example, doctors, teachers and lawyers) also saw the highest percentage of people coming from the Indian and Chinese ethnic groups with equal shares at 34% of these two groups. This is followed by 33% of white Irish and 30% of Arabs compared to 20% of Pakistanis, 17% of Bangladeshis and 19% of white Britons.
People who identify as Chinese and Indian also have the highest levels of education of the 19 ethnic groups analyzed, with 56% of Chinese having such qualifications and 52% of people from the Indian ethnic group having them, followed closely. by Africans.
During the census, everyone was asked to rate their state of health from “very good” to “very bad”. Of the population as a whole, 48% of people report being in “very good” health and 1.2% report being in “very poor” health. The ethnic groups reporting the poorest health were people who identified as White Irish and people who identified as White Gypsies. However, people who identified as Bangladeshi reported being in poorer health than might be expected, as this group is relatively young, with an average age of 27. The highest levels of “very good” health reported were for Whites and Mixed-race Asians at 67%, and people who identified as African at 65%. The Pakistani ethnic group had the second largest gender difference in health at 4.2%. of women reported having poor health compared to 2.9% of men. While 46% of white Britons described their health as very good, 53% of the Indian ethnic group did.
Among the reasons for being economically inactive, women were more likely than men to say that they took care of the home or the family. This difference was particularly large among people identifying as Bangladeshi or Pakistani.
The employment figure was highest for people who identified with an “other white” ethnicity at around 63%, followed by 62% for White British and White Irish, followed by 61% for indians. Eleven percent of white Britons are self-employed compared to 10% of Indians.


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