And finally…Survey shows Poles are the most “economically active” people in Scotland



Polish people are Scotland’s most economically active ethnic group.

According to analysis of the 2011 census, those who identified themselves as “White: Polish” were the most likely to work full-time as an employee (56 per cent) and were also the most likely to be economically active (86 per cent).

Scotland’s chief statistician, looked a census data relating to ethnicity, religion and disability, as well as information on the labour market, education, housing and transport.

The report also says that Indian people were identified as the most likely to be highly-qualified and working in the top professions, while the Pakistani group reported the highest proportion of people who were self-employed (14 per cent).

Chinese and Arab groups had the highest proportions of people who were students, at 38 per cent and 35 per cent respectively.

Those identifying as African were the most likely to be unemployed, at 15 per cent.

A quarter of people in the “White: Scottish”, “White: Other British” and “White: Irish” groups were retired.

The analysis also showed that people from minority ethnic groups were generally more likely to be living in “flats or temporary structure” accommodation.

“White: Polish”, “Bangladeshi” and “African” households had the highest rates of overcrowding.

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