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Summary: Ethnicity and Business, Enterprise and Tourism

  • 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)

 

  • In 2011, the proportion of all people in employment who were self-employed was highest for the following ethnic groups: Pakistani (27%), followed by White: Gypsy/Traveller (23%). By comparison, self-employment rates among for those of White: Scottish ethnicity stood at 11%, and self-employment rates were lowest in the African ethnic group at 7%.

Source: 2011 Census, National Records of Scotland

 

Useful Links

Ethnicity Page

Business and Enterprise Page

Publications and Outputs

Publications and Outputs

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

Data

Data

Annual Population Survey microdata is available (through a ‘special licence’ scheme) from the UK Data Archive.

External Links

External Links

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UK Small Business Survey Reports

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde

Contacts

Contacts

Business, Enterprise and Tourism

industrystatistics@gov.scot