- In 2012, 3% of small to medium-sized enterprises in Scotland were run by a member or mostly by members of a minority ethnic group. This figure has remained unchanged from 2007/08.
Sources: Small Business Survey 2007/08 and Small Business Survey 2012
- Self-employment rates tend to be higher for minority ethnic groups. In 2012, the self employment rate for ethnic minorities was 14.7% compared to 12.1% for those of white ethnic origin.
Robust estimates for 2013 are not currently available
Source: Annual Population Survey (January to December)
- In 2001, the proportion of all people in employment who were self-employed was highest for the following ethnic groups: Pakistani (32%), Chinese (23%) and Indian (22%). Bangladeshi and Other South Asian also have high rates of self-employment (20% for both groups). By comparison, self-employment rates were substantially lower for the following groups; White Scottish (10%) and Caribbean (10%) and people in the African group had the lowest rate of self-employment at 8%.
Data from the 2011 Census will be added when they become available.
Source: 2001 Census, National Records of Scotland (NRS)
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