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Chinese and Indian workers in UK earn more than white British counterparts, pay gap data reveals


Chinese and Indian workers in the UK outearn their white British counterparts by almost £10,000 a year, the first government ethnic pay gap data has revealed.

Figures compiled by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) spanning from 2012 to 2018 found that Chinese and Indian workers consistently had the highest median hourly pay of any ethnic group.

The statistics showed that Chinese workers earned an average of £15.75 an hour in 2018. This was closely followed by Indian workers who earned an hourly average of £13.47.  In contrast, white British workers earned an average of £12.03. 

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