According to the "Daily Telegraph" report on July 9, the first ethnic salary gap data released by the British government shows that the annual salary of Chinese and Indians working in the UK is nearly 10,000 pounds higher than that of white British people.
United Kingdom National Bureau of Statistics (ONS) 2012 to 2018 Years’ data shows that among all races, the median hourly wages of Chinese and Indians have always been the highest.
Data shows that the average wage of Chinese in 2018 was 15.75 pounds per hour. Followed by the Indians, their hourly salary averages £13.47. In contrast, the average salary of a white British employee is £12.03.
The annual salary is calculated based on 40 hours of work per week and 52 weeks of work per year. The annual salary of Chinese employees (annual salary About 33,000 pounds) is nearly 10,000 pounds higher than white British employees (annual salary of about 25,000 pounds). The annual salary of Indian workers is approximately £28,000.
At the same time, the National Bureau of Statistics found that the median maximum hourly wages for other ethnicities are as follows: mixed or multiple ethnicities (£12.33), other whites (£11.33), other Asian ethnicities (£11.50), Black, African, Caribbean or Black British (£10.92), Pakistani (£10.00), other ethnic group (£10.92) and Bangladeshi (£9.60)).
It is worth mentioning that in this statistics , Chinese employees (over 16 years old) account for the lowest proportion of all ethnic groups.
The employment lawyer and partner of Rahman Lowe Solicitors, Jahad Rahman (Jahad Rahman) said that these data show that Chinese and Indians are most likely to be in the education system. They have achieved excellent results within the country, so their salary after graduation is higher.
However, experts also added that these groups face serious wage penalties if they make mistakes at work.
Rahman said: "These numbers are very interesting. Although the data shows that Chinese and Indians are in good condition, the reality is that class and race still seem to be obstacles to career advancement, because the other few Ethnic group (BAME), especially Bangladesh, Pakistan and black employees have lower incomes than white employees."
"Compared to other groups, the Chinese and Indians in the survey are likely to be graduates of the United Kingdom and perform well in the education system. People need to analyze data to evaluate the workplace Social mobility and progress."
"Training large organizations on job diversity and ethnic pay gap reporting can help resolve obvious pay inequality and gaps. This will be consistent with the gender pay gap reporting obligation, which is Introduced to solve gender-based pay inequality."
The well-known study abroad institution "UK Education Center" (UKEC) once issued "Chinese students’ employment guidance in the UK." The number of UK graduates continues to rise, and there are more and more Chinese graduates working in the UK. UKEC recommends that studying in a big city and choosing high-ranked universities as far as possible is conducive to employment. At the same time, graduates of scientific research universities are more likely to find jobs. In addition, consider Whether the school curriculum is close to the employment direction.
The National Bureau of Statistics of the United Kingdom is entitled "ethnic pay gap in Great Britain: 2018".Britain: 2018) report, using the latest reweighted income data from the Annual Population Survey of the United Kingdom for the first time to analyze the ethnic pay gap.
The new data supports a recent study by a think tank, which found that BAME employees face a huge pay gap, even taking into account their skills, experience, age, and job type. still exists.
The foundation pointed out that 1.9 million black, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi employees in the UK are facing an annual salary penalty of 3.2 billion pounds (a salary gap that controls employee characteristics).
Data from the UK National Bureau of Statistics show that, except for Chinese born in the UK, almost all BAME faces severe salary penalties. The survey also shows that minorities born in the UK face salary penalties much lower than those of minorities born overseas.
Kathleen Henehan, a policy analyst at Resolution Foundation, a think tank that aims to improve the living standards of low- and middle-income families, added: “In recent decades, black and minority workers have been receiving Great progress has been made in terms of education and employment."
"However, compared with white workers, almost all BAME still face a huge wage gap. More importantly, even considering Workers’ qualifications, experience, and the type of work they are engaged in, these compensation penalties are still effective."
"Through the audit of equal pay for equal work, we have made significant progress in revealing the gender pay gap within the company. The government should now expand its research on the pay gap for BAME employees."