Indian diaspora in UK tops indexes for home ownership, education and occupation by ethnicity – Times of India

LONDON: Home property in England and Wales is most common among people who identify as being Indian ethnicityhas revealed the latest release of data from the 2021 census.
The Indian diaspora along with the Chinese community also has the highest levels of education across all ethnic groups, and together have the highest proportion of people working in professional occupations in the UK.
The results of the 2021 census are being released in stages and show wide disparities between ethnic groups in terms of education, employment, health and housing in England and Wales.
Homeownership was most common among people who identified as being of Indian ethnicity at 71%, followed by White British at 68%. Overcrowded housing is most common among people who identified as Bangladeshi, with 39% of them in this housing situation. Public housing, on the other hand, was most common among people who identified as black African-Caribbean.
Professional occupations (e.g., doctors, teachers, and lawyers) also saw the highest percentage of people drawn from the Indian and Chinese ethnic groups, equaling 34% of both groups. This was followed by 33% of White Irish and 30% of Arabs, compared to 20% of Pakistanis, 17% of Bangladeshis and 19% of White British.
People who identify as Chinese and Indian also have the highest educational attainment of the 19 ethnic groups analysed, with 56% of Chinese having such qualifications and 52% of people in the Indian ethnic group having these, followed closely by African.
At the census, everyone was asked to rate their health from “very good” to “very bad”. Across the population as a whole, 48% of people said they had “very good” health and 1.2% said they had “very bad” health. The ethnic groups that reported the worst health were people who identified as White Irish and people who said they were White Gypsies. However, people who identified as Bangladeshi reported poorer health than might be expected, as this group is relatively young, with an average age of 27 years. The highest reported levels of “very good” health were among mixed-race white and Asian people at 67%, and those who identified as African at 65%. The Pakistani ethnic group had the second largest gender gap in health, with 4.2% of women reporting poor health compared to 2.9% of men. While 46% of white Britons reported their described health as very good, 53% of the Indian ethnic group did so.
One of the reasons for being economically inactive was that women were more likely than men to say that they took care of home or family. This difference was especially large among people who identified as Bangladeshi or Pakistani.
The employment rate was highest for people who identified with an “other white” ethnicity at about 63%, followed by 62% for both White British and White Irish, followed by 61% for Native Americans. Eleven percent of white Britons are self-employed compared to 10% of Indians.

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