First ever ethnicity pay gap report reveals Bangladeshi and Pakistani employees are lowest paid in UK

Results from the first ever ethnicity pay gap report show that employees from Bangladesh and Pakistan are on average worse off than those from other ethnic backgrounds.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures revealed the median hourly wage for a Bangladeshi worker was £9.60 and £10 for a Pakistani employee, compared to the average of £12.03 for a white British worker.

Employees of Chinese and Indian ethnicity received the highest average wage in 2018, at £15.75 and £13.47 respectively – and have been consistently earning higher than other ethnicities since 2012.

Asian employees from outside of Indian, Chinese, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent, were the only group to see their median hourly wage decrease between 2017 and 2018, while black African, Caribbean or black British workers’ hourly wage increased by only 1p to £10.92 – 9.2% less than their white British colleagues.

UK trade union body, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), called on employers to improve racial equality and diversity within their organisations, and report their progress.

Read the full article on NS Business.

Send us a message