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New ONS pay data shows Chinese ethnic group employees earn 30% more that White British employees

Makbool Javaid

A new ONS report presents the first analysis of ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain using newly reweighted earnings data from the Annual Population Survey. The Ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain: 2018 analysis shows that employees of Chinese, Indian and Mixed or Multiple ethnicity all had higher median hourly pay than White British employees in 2018; while employees in the Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnic groups had lowest median hourly pay. On average, employees from the Chinese ethnic group earned 30.9% more than White British employees; while employees from the Bangladeshi ethnic group earned 20.2% less than White British employees.

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