Britain’s workforce lacks diversity

first_imgBritain’s workforce lacks diversityOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Ethnic minorities are still finding it difficult to break into the Britishlabour market, according to a report by the Cabinet Office. The Performance and Innovation Unit’s Ethnic Minorities in the Labour MarketProject, shows that white males are the most economically active section of thepopulation, with 85 per cent either employed or actively seeking work. Thiscontrasts with 77 per cent of black-African males, 71 per cent of Pakistani menand just 62 per cent of Chinese men. The report using analysis from the Labour Force Survey, the Census andNational Survey of Ethnic Minorities, shows the only ethnic minority to be moreeconomically active than whites are those that fall into the ‘black-other’women’s sector – 77 per cent are considered to be economically active by thereport compared to 74 per cent of white women. This is followed by 72 per cent of black-Caribbean women, 62 per cent ofIndian women and just 19 per cent of Bangladeshi women. Ethnic minorities make up 7.1 per cent of Britain’s population and 7.2 percent of all working-age people. Indians are the largest ethnic minority group,followed by Pakistanis and black-Caribbeans. However, it is projected that ethnic minority and mixed origin groups willaccount for more than half the growth in the working age population over thenext 10 years, claims the survey. While 11.5 per cent of school pupils in England are from ethnic minorities,projections for the next decade show the most rapid rise in the working-agepopulation will occur among the most youthful ethnic groups such asblack-Caribbean, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and black-Africans. 020 7276 1416, www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/innovation/2001/ethnicity/scope.html Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more