Debt / Financial advice

The income poverty rate varies substantially between ethnic groups: Bangladeshis (65%), Pakistanis (55%) and black Africans (45%) have the highest rates while black Caribbean’s (30%), Indians (25%), white other (25%) and white British (20%) have the lowest rates. For all ethnic groups, the rate at which income poverty has fallen over the last decade appears to be roughly similar. For all ages, people from minority ethnic groups

are, on average, much more likely to be in income poverty than white British people, the differences being greatest for children and least for pensioners. Almost half of all children from minority ethnic groups are in poverty. For all family types, people from minority ethnic groups are, on average, more likely to be in income poverty than white British people...

Poverty rates among ethnic groups in Great Britain, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, (April 2007)