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Travel BehaviourSummary: Ethnicity and Transport and Travel

  • Indian, Pakistani and Chinese households were most likely to have access to a car. African households were least likely to have access to a car. At the time of the 2011 census, three quarters of households in Scotland had access to a car or van. The proportion was over 80% for Pakistani and White: Other British households and lowest (47%) for African households.
  • Pakistani households were most likely to have access to three or more cars; 20% of Pakistani households had three or more cars, compared to a Scottish average of 9%.

Source: Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census - Part 2 (2015)

  • Ethnic minority groups were less likely to hold a driving license. According to the 2012 Scottish Household Survey , adults from minority ethnic groups were markedly less likely to hold a driving license. 51.9% compared to 67.2% for White ethnic groups. This is based on a sample size of 266 for minority ethnic groups so will be subject to a degree of sampling error.
  • Ethnic minority groups were less likely to drive every day. Combining data from 2003 to 2005, the Scottish Household Survey estimates that 26% of adults from ethnic minority groups drove every day, compared to 41% of adults from 'White' ethnic groups. This pattern was maintained even if likelihood of holding a full driving license is accounted for.

Source: High Level Summary of Equality Statistics, 2006

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