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Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2015

Published: 30 Apr 2015
Part of:
Equality and rights, Public sector
ISBN:
9781785443152

Update on Scottish Government's aims to incorporate equality across its activities and deliver on equality outcomes set in April 2013.

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Contents
Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2015
Annex D - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Senior Civil Service staff diversity data

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Annex D - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Senior Civil Service staff diversity data

The tables and charts in this Annex show the diversity statistics for Scottish Government employees in the Senior Civil Service ( SCS) as at 31 December 2014.

Coverage

Along with the core Scottish Government, the statistics in this annex include the following public bodies: Accountant in Bankruptcy, Advocate General for Scotland, British Irish Council, Courts Tribunals, Court of Lord Lyon, Crofting Commission, Disclosure Scotland, Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, Education Scotland, HMI Constabulary, HMI Prisons, Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland, Mental Welfare Commission, National Records of Scotland, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner, Parole Board, Police Investigations & Review Commissioner, Risk Management Authority, Scotland Office, Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, Scottish Housing Regulator, Scottish Law Commission, Scottish Public Pensions Agency, Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Transport Scotland.

Employees in the following categories are included:

Permanent staff; staff on maternity, paternity or adoption leave; outward secondments; staff on career breaks; and fixed-term appointments.

Tables

The tables show the diversity data as at 31 December 2014, along with summary data for two earlier points in time to give trend information.

The previous version of the publication reported on the data at 31 January 2013. These tables were updated (but not published at the time) with data from 31 January 2014. The summary data for these two points in time are included in the tables. It is intended that future publications of this report will use data as at 31 December each year. As the staff numbers are a snapshot taken at a specific point in time, the effect of the change should be minimal.

The tables contain staff headcounts and row percentages - that is, the percentage of the total SCS staff in each category (for example, in each of the age groups 16-29, 30-39, and so on). The sum of the percentages in each row will be 100%.

Disclosure control

To avoid the possible disclosure of information about individual members of staff, data suppression has been applied to counts of less than 5 (and the corresponding percentage value). In some cases, secondary data suppression has been necessary to prevent the calculation of suppressed values by differencing. Suppressed values are shown as an asterisk (*). Where possible, data suppression has been avoided by grouping categories in some manner. Where the only small counts in a table refer to the 'prefer not to say' category, no data suppression is done. Where data suppression has been applied in any table an explanatory note is provided.

Data source

The tables in this workbook were compiled from data held on the Scottish Government HR system. Information on the protected characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, marital/civil partnership status, and religion or belief) is provided by the employee on a voluntary basis. For some protected characteristics (for example, age and gender) the information held is complete or very nearly complete, while the information held for other characteristics is less well populated.

Table D1: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by age

  Counts and row percentages
  Age Group
16-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60+ Total
Jan-13 0 0.0% 7 3.9% 77 43.0% 44 24.6% 36 20.1% 15 8.4% 179
Jan-14 0 0.0% 10 5.5% 79 43.3% 41 22.5% 41 22.5% 11 6.0% 182
Dec-14 0 0.0% 9 5.1% 68 38.4% 44 24.9% 44 24.9% 12 6.8% 177

Table D2: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by gender

  Counts and row percentages
  Gender
Female Male Total
Jan-13 65 36.3% 114 63.7% 179
Jan-14 66 36.3% 116 63.7% 182
Dec-14 64 36.2% 113 63.8% 177

Table D3: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by ethnic group

  Counts and row percentages
  Ethnic Group
Ethnic minority White Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 * * 153 85.5% * * 20 11.2% 179
Jan-14 * * 149 81.9% * * 27 14.8% 182
Dec-14 * * 147 83.1% * * 24 13.6% 177

Values of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing.
‘Ethnic minority’ group includes African, Caribbean or Black; Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British; Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Group; Other Ethnic Group.

Table D4: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by sexual orientation

  Counts and row percentages
  Sexual Orientation
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and other Heterosexual/ straight Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 * * 31 17.3% * * 144 80.4% 179
Jan-14 * * 57 31.3% * * 118 64.8% 182
Dec-14 * * 61 34.5% * * 110 62.1% 177

Values of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing.

Table D5: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by disability status

  Counts and row percentages
  Disability status
Disabled Not disabled Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 5 2.8% 132 73.7% 0 0.0% 42 23.5% 179
Jan-14 * * 127 69.8% * * 51 28.0% 182
Dec-14 * * 122 68.9% * * 51 28.8% 177

Values of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing.

Table D6: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by marital/civil partnership status

  Counts and row percentages
  Marital/Civil Partnership Status
Married Single Others Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 106 59.2% 23 12.8% 11 6.1% 6 3.4% 33 18.4% 179
Jan-14 110 60.4% 22 12.1% 8 4.4% 4 2.2% 38 20.9% 182
Dec-14 106 59.9% 22 12.4% 9 5.1% 4 2.3% 36 20.3% 177

Values of less than 5 have not been suppressed here because the only low numbers are in the 'prefer not to say' category.
The following have been grouped into the ‘Other status’ category: civil partnership, divorced, domestic partner, legally separated, living together, separated, and widowed.

Table D7: Senior Civil Service staff numbers by religion/belief

  Counts and row percentages
  Religion or Belief
Christian Other Religion or Belief No Religion or Belief Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 14 7.8% * * 16 8.9% * * 144 80.4% 179
Jan-14 27 14.8% * * 27 14.8% * * 120 65.9% 182
Dec-14 26 14.7% 5 2.8% 27 15.3% 6 3.4% 113 63.8% 177

Values of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing.


Contact

Email: Mainstreaming Equality Team, MainstreamingEquality@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG