End of Ethnic Pay Gap; Young Employees from Minority Groups Now Get More Than White British Workers

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End of Ethnic Pay Gap; Young Employees from Minority Groups Now Get More Than White British Workers


Byline: Steve Doughty Social Affairs Correspondent

YOUNG workers from ethnic minority backgrounds now earn more on average than their white British counterparts, figures reveal.

The analysis shows that the ethnicity pay gap has vanished for those who began their careers over the past 15 years.

The gap had been a major target for activists during a summer dominated by Black Lives Matter campaigning. Yet ethnic minority workers under the age of 30 now earn on average 5.5 per cent more than workers classed as white British.

The findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - based on large-scale surveys collected since 2012 - also show that women from ethnic minority groups typically earn more than white British women.

Overall the ethnicity pay gap among workers of all ages and both sexes stood at 2.3 per cent in 2019, according to the report.

That figure is little more than quarter of the 8.4 per cent gap in 2014.

The figures mean that across all age groups, an average white British worker gets PS12.40 an hour and an average minority worker PS12.11.

Different minority groups experience different pay levels, the report said.

The best-paid include Indian workers, who average nearly PS2 an hour more than white British workers, and Chinese workers, who get nearly PS3 more.

On top of the table are white Irish workers, averaging PS17.55 an hour.

The worst-paid workers from major ethnic groups are Pakistani and Bangladeshi employees, on PS10.55 and PS10.58 an hour, respectively.

However, the shape of the ethnicity pay gap is transformed for workers under the age of 30, the ONS said.

Reasons for the higher earnings of younger minority workers 'could include improved labour market outcomes for second and third-generation migrants or alternatively, different rates of earnings progression between employees in different ethnic groups', the ONS said.

Among workers under 30, Pakistani employees earn just 2 per cent less than the PS9.82 an hour of young white British employees. Young Bangladeshi workers earn 2 per cent more than young white British workers, and black Caribbean employees average 3 per cent more. …

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