House of Commons Library report: Which ethnic groups have the highest and lowest household incomes?

Research shows median weekly household income in the three-year period 2016/17 to 2018/19. During this time, people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi ethnic groups had the lowest median incomes, while people from White and Indian ethnic groups had the highest.

There is also disparity between the proportion of people in different ethnic groups with high and low incomes.

The research shows the percentage of people in each ethnic group living in households that were in the bottom and top fifth of all incomes in the years 2016/17 to 2018/19.

Nearly half (47%) of people from the Pakistani ethnic group lived in households that were in the bottom fifth of incomes, compared to 18% of people from a White ethnic group. 37% of people from the Bangladeshi ethnic group and 31% of people from a Black ethnic group were in the bottom fifth.

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