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Equality and Poverty Analysis Team
Communities Analytical Services
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ
In 2015, around 2% of small to medium-sized enterprise employers in Scotland were run by a member or mostly by members of a minority ethnic group.
Source: Small Business Survey Scotland 2015
Self-employment rates tend to be higher for minority ethnic groups. In 2016, the self-employment rate for ethnic minorities was 16% compared to 13% for those of white ethnic origin.
Source: Annual Population Survey (January to December)
Source: 2011 Census, National Records of Scotland
Business and Enterprise Page
Information in this section will be updated with relevant publications and outputs into the needs and experiences of people with characteristics protected by equality legislation for the policy area Business and Enterprise.
Scottish Government Equality Outcomes: Ethnicity Evidence Review (2013) - a comprehensive review of the available evidence relating to ethnicity, across the policy areas.
Small Business Survey Scotland Reports
Statistics from the Annual Population Survey for year to December 2016
Businesses in Scotland 2016
Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.
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UK Small Business Survey Reports
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde
Business, Enterprise and Tourism
Page updated: Friday, June 09, 2017