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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.

187 page PDF

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187 page PDF

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Contents
Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2015
Annex F - Scottish Public Appointments Diversity Statistics

187 page PDF

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Annex F - Scottish Public Appointments Diversity Statistics

The tables in this Annex show the diversity characteristics of the people who applied for and were appointed to posts on the various public bodies in Scotland for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Coverage

The statistics cover the following public bodies, for which regulated ministerial appointments were made in 2014:

Chair (or equivalent) - Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd, Children's Hearings Scotland, Creative Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway NHS, Dundee and Angus College, Grampian NHS Board, Historic Environment Scotland, National Confidential Forum, Regional Colleges and Regional Boards, School Closure Review Panel, Scottish Law Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage.

Member (or equivalent) - Accounts Commission for Scotland, Architecture and Design Scotland, Bord na Gaidhlig, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Care Inspectorate, Crofting Commission, David MacBrayne Ltd, Dumfries and Galloway NHS, Fife NHS Board, Grampian NHS Board, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS Board, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Historic Environment Scotland, Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, NHS Highland, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS National Services Scotland, National Confidential Forum, National Library of Scotland, National Museums Scotland, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Parole Board for Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scottish Advisory Committee on Distinction Awards, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration, Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council, Scottish Law Commission, Skills Development Scotland, Sportscotland, Western Isles NHS Board.

Tables

The tables show the diversity information for each of the protected characteristics at each stage of the recruitment process. The recruitment stages are:

  • Applied
  • Reached shortlist
  • Invited to interview
  • Appointable
  • Appointed

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 or category grouping has been carried out 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.

Scottish Public Appointments - Diversity Statistics for 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014

Table F1: Gender

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
Female 654 38.2% 649 38.2% 175 41.1% 69 40.8% 55 45.8%
Male 1053 61.6% 1046 61.6% 250 58.7% 100 59.2% 65 54.2%
Prefer not to say 3 0.2% 3 0.2% 1 0.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

No suppression of counts less than 5 in this table because 'prefer not to say' is not protected characteristic.

Table F2: Age group

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
34 and Under 75 4.4% 74 4.4% 17 4.0% 6 3.6% * *
35-39 68 4.0% 67 3.9% 14 3.3% * * * *
40-44 131 7.7% 127 7.5% 22 5.2% 10 5.9% 7 5.8%
45-49 235 13.7% 231 13.6% 50 11.7% 19 11.2% 16 13.3%
50-54 205 12.0% 205 12.1% 53 12.4% 24 14.2% 18 15.0%
55-59 327 19.1% 327 19.3% 93 21.8% 38 22.5% 27 22.5%
60-64 326 19.1% 326 19.2% 82 19.2% 38 22.5% 23 19.2%
65-69 149 8.7% 149 8.8% 55 12.9% 19 11.2% 14 11.7%
70+ 54 3.2% 54 3.2% 6 1.4% * * * *
Prefer not to Say 140 8.2% 138 8.1% 34 8.0% 10 5.9% 7 5.8%
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

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 F3: Ethnic group

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
Ethnic Minority 81 4.7% 79 4.7% 14 3.3% 5 3.0% * *
White 1590 93.0% 1581 93.1% 402 94.4% 159 94.1% 113 94.2%
Prefer not to say 39 2.3% 38 2.2% 10 2.3% 5 3.0% * *
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

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 F4: Disability status

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
Disabled 178 10.4% 176 10.4% 41 9.6% 12 7.1% 9 7.5%
Not disabled 1491 87.2% 1482 87.3% 377 88.5% 156 92.3% 110 91.7%
Prefer not to say 38 2.2% 37 2.2% 8 1.9% 1 0.6% 1 0.8%
Not stated 3 0.2% 3 0.2% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

No suppression of counts less than 5 in this table because 'prefer not to say' is not protected characteristic.

Table F5: Religion or belief

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
Christian 853 49.9% 846 49.8% 215 50.5% 91 53.8% 61 50.8%
Other religion or belief 60 3.5% 58 3.4% 8 1.9% 5 3.0% * *
No religion or belief 669 39.1% 666 39.2% 179 42.0% 62 36.7% 47 39.2%
Prefer not to say 128 7.5% 128 7.5% 24 5.6% 11 6.5% * *
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

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 F6: Sexual orientation

Counts and column percentages
  Applied Reached Shortlist Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed
Heterosexual/straight 1549 90.6% 1540 90.7% 387 90.8% 152 89.9% 111 92.5%
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and
other sexual orientations
68 4.0% 67 3.9% 14 3.3% * * * *
Prefer not to say 93 5.4% 91 5.4% 25 5.9% * * * *
All 1710 100.0% 1698 100.0% 426 100.0% 169 100.0% 120 100.0%

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