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Ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain: 2018

Office for National Statistics has published analysis on ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain: 2018

Commenting on today’s article, senior ONS analyst Hugh Stickland said:

“Overall, employees from certain ethnic groups such as Indian and Chinese, have higher average earnings than their White British counterparts. 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.”

This report presents statistics on earnings and employment for different ethnic groups in Great Britain. We present raw ethnicity pay gaps for the UK and also use regression analysis to provide more insight into the factors which affect pay for different ethnic groups.