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Ethnic Minorities: More Likely to Win Top Jobs

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Ethnic Minorities: More Likely to Win Top Jobs

People from ethnic minorities are more likely to win top jobs, new analysis has shown.

A new analysis study has shown that in class 1 of professions; which includes doctors, lawyers and civil servants, 10.3% are minorities, higher than the 9.8% of white British.

The research found that people from Indian origin are the most successful with 15.4% in class 1, followed by those of Chinese origin at 12.8%; however if the analysis were to exclude students Indians would increase to 17.8% and Chinese to 19.1%.

The analysis also found that in healthcare 41% of doctors come from an ethnic minority, more than a fifth of solicitors are non-white, and ethnic minorities make up 6.6% of head teachers.

In comparison, however, while a third of people in the City are from ethnic minorities; 12.3% being Indian and 3.9% Chinese, just 6.4% of the top 20 FTSE 100 company jobs are held by non-whites.

Results also found that the proportion of black Africans and black Caribbeans in class 1 were 7.5% and 6.2 % respectively. As well as doctors and lawyers, class 1 also consists of higher managerial, administrative and professional roles.

The study, which consists of analysis gathered from the UK 2011 census data, will be released later this week alongside the launch of Demos Integration Hub (DIH) who commissioned the research.

Trevor Phillips, former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and supporter of DIH, commented that the results: “told a good story about modern Britain and that diversity is actually adding to our stock of talent.”

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email info@vercida.com for more information.

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