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Table 1 Education, assets, debt and sources of income by ethnicity

From: The applicability of measures of socioeconomic position to different ethnic groups within the UK

  Ethnicity Age sex adjusted (95%CI)
  White Indian & Pakistani African Caribbean
  N = 247 N = 233 N = 212
Education
Secondary or below 58.1 (57.2–59.1) 71.9 (71.1–72.7) 70.5 (69.8–71.4)
Above Secondary 14.3 (13.9–14.6) 17.4 (16.9–17.9) 16.9 (16.5–17.4)
University 27.6 (26.9–28.2) 10.7 (10.4–11.0) 12.5 (12.1–12.8)
Living conditions and household assets
%Car ownership 54.9 (48.7–61.1) 61.2 (54.8–67.3) 32.4 (26.4–39.0)
%Home ownership 57.2 (50.7–63.4) 71.8 (65.6–77.3) 44.1 (37.3–51.0)
%Poor quality housing 53.4 (47.1–59.5) 63.1 (56.7–69.0) 60.5 (53.7–66.8)
%Worry about losing home 9.1 (6.1–13.4) 18.2 (13.7–23.8) 16.7 (12.1–22.2)
% Can not afford household goods 35.6 (30.1–41.9) 27.0 (20.9–33.0) 40.6 (34.3–47.0)
Debt and Equity
% Investments 77.1 (71.1–81.9) 69.0 (62.7–74.7) 66.0 (59.3–62.1)
% No Debts 44.3 (38.2–50.7) 63.9 (57.5–69.9) 53.6 (46.9–60.3)
%Able to get £10 000 61.7 (55.4–67.6) 52.2 (45.8–58.7) 37.9 (31.6–44.7)
% lent money to family/friends 41.7 (35.7–48.0) 41.2 (35.1–47.7) 54.6 (47.8–61.1)
Sources of Income
%Welfare 18.0 (13.7–23.3) 19.6 (15.0–25.2) 32.6 (26.7–39.2)
%Employment/self-employment 62.6 (56.4–68.5) 51.4 (45.1–58.0) 41.5 (35.0–48.4)