LONDON: People of Indian origin are most likely to be in elite professional and managerial roles in Britain, a study based on official census figures has found.
According to a detailed analysis of the 2011 census, Indians are the most successful ethnic minority group with 15.4 per cent found in class 1 of eight occupational groups, comprising higher managerial, administrative roles as well as professions like doctors and lawyers.Ethnic minorities fare particularly well in health care, with 41 per cent of doctors coming from an ethnic minority, particularly Indian or those classed as other whites.
“Publishing this kind of data will puncture the delusion that if we simply leave it alone, don’t talk about it and let people get on with it, we will all come to love each other and Britain will become a big melting pot. Actually what the data shows is that if you neglect integration we end up with divided communities,” he said.
The data also revealed that overall people from ethnic minorities are more likely to secure elite professional roles than those classified as white British.
Nearly 10.3 per cent of minorities are part of class 1 professions, while for white British, the figure is 9.8 per cent.