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Indian diaspora in UK tops home ownership, education and professional occupation indices by ethnicity – Usky News

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London: Home possession Most common in England and Wales for people who identify as being Indian CASTEISMANDThe latest data of the 2021 census has revealed.
The Indian diaspora also has the highest level with the Chinese community Education achievement across all ethnic groups, and has the highest proportion of people working in professional occupations in the UK combined.
The results of the 2021 Census are being released in stages and show huge inequalities between ethnic groups in terms of education, employment, health and housing across England and Wales.
Home ownership was most common for those who identified as having an Indian ethnicity at 71%, followed by White British at 68%. Overcrowded housing is most common for people who identify as Bangladeshi, with 39% of them in this living condition. On the other hand, social rented housing was most common among those who identified as black Afro-Caribbean.
Professional occupations (for example, doctors, teachers, and lawyers) also saw the highest percentages of people coming from Indian and Chinese ethnic groups, with 34% coming from both those groups equally. These were followed by 20% Pakistanis, 17% Bangladeshis and 19% white British, compared to 33% white Irish and 30% Arabs.
People who identify as Chinese and Indian have the highest level of education of the 19 ethnic groups analyzed, with 56% of Chinese having such qualifications and 52% of Africans in the Indian ethnic group.
In the census, everyone was asked to rate their health from “very good” to “very poor”. Of the entire population, 48% said their health was “very good” and 1.2% said their health was “very poor”. The ethnic groups reporting the worst health were people who identified as white Irish and those who said they were white gypsies. However, those who identified as Bangladeshi reported worse health than would 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 people who identified as African at 65%. The Pakistani ethnic group had the second largest gender gap on health with 4.2%. Women reported poor health compared to 2.9% of men. While 46% of white Britons rated their health as very good, 53% of people from the Indian ethnic group did.
Among reasons for being economically inactive, women were more likely than men to say they were taking care of the home or family. The difference was particularly large among people who identified as Bangladeshi or Pakistani.
The employment figure was highest for those who identified with “other white” ethnicity at around 63%, followed by 62% for both white Brits and white Irish, followed by 61% for Indians, Eleven per cent of white Britons are self-employed, compared to 10% of Indians.


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