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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 A - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Staff diversity data

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Annex A - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Staff diversity data

The tables and charts in this Annex show the diversity statistics for Scottish Government employees 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; modern apprentices; fixed-term appointments (open competition and no competition); and students (paid).

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.

Tables and charts

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 December 2014 data includes a breakdown by work pattern (full-time or part-time) and by pay band.

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. However, the table 'Staff on maternity leave' reports an 11-month period for the latest data. This will revert to a 12-month period in future editions of this report.

Where appropriate, charts have been included to illustrate the information in the tables. The charts show the work pattern breakdown and trend information. Please note that in cases where data suppression has been necessary the chart will show a blank column.

The tables contain staff headcounts and row percentages - that is, the percentage of the total 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% (with the exception of Table A8 which is slightly different from the others).

Where tables provide a breakdown by pay band, the 'Other' category includes people whose pay band is not assimilated into the SG Main structure. The majority of these are staff working in Marine Scotland.

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 A1: Staff numbers by age

Counts and row percentages
  Age Group
16-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60+ Total
Jan-13 All employees 866 11.8% 1991 27.1% 2303 31.3% 1047 14.2% 763 10.4% 379 5.2% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 881 11.7% 2064 27.3% 2310 30.6% 1106 14.7% 789 10.5% 397 5.3% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 937 11.8% 2127 26.9% 2334 29.5% 1194 15.1% 883 11.2% 435 5.5% 7910
Full-time 882 13.3% 1718 25.9% 1882 28.4% 1064 16.0% 790 11.9% 296 4.5% 6632
Part-time 55 4.3% 409 32.0% 452 35.4% 130 10.2% 93 7.3% 139 10.9% 1278
Pay Band A 467 23.1% 438 21.7% 428 21.2% 271 13.4% 251 12.4% 165 8.2% 2020
Pay Band B 419 10.4% 1256 31.2% 1223 30.4% 582 14.5% 373 9.3% 171 4.2% 4024
Pay Band C 22 1.5% 381 26.5% 567 39.5% 251 17.5% 163 11.3% 53 3.7% 1437
Senior Civil Service 0 0.0% 9 5.1% 68 38.4% 44 24.9% 44 24.9% 12 6.8% 177
Other 29 11.5% 43 17.1% 48 19.0% 46 18.3% 52 20.6% 34 13.5% 252

Chart A1: Work pattern by age group, Dec 2014

Chart A1: Work pattern by age group, Dec 2014

Chart A2: All staff by age group, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A2: All staff by age group, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Table A2: Staff numbers by gender

Counts and row percentages
  Gender
Female Male Total
Jan-13 All employees 3772 51.3% 3577 48.7% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 3903 51.7% 3644 48.3% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 4102 51.9% 3808 48.1% 7910
Full-time 3012 45.4% 3620 54.6% 6632
Part-time 1090 85.3% 188 14.7% 1278
Pay Band A 1172 58.0% 848 42.0% 2020
Pay Band B 2063 51.3% 1961 48.7% 4024
Pay Band C 746 51.9% 691 48.1% 1437
Senior Civil Service 64 36.2% 113 63.8% 177
Other 57 22.6% 195 77.4% 252

Chart A3: Work pattern by gender, Dec 2014

Chart A3: Work pattern by gender, Dec 2014

Chart A4: All staff by gender, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A4: All staff by gender, change between Jan 2013 adn Dec 2014

Table A3: Staff numbers by ethnic group

Counts and row percentages
  Ethnic Group
Ethnic minority White Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 All employees 101 1.4% 5550 75.5% 105 1.4% 1593 21.7% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 116 1.5% 5692 75.4% 100 1.3% 1639 21.7% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 122 1.5% 6017 76.1% 118 1.5% 1653 20.9% 7910
Full-time 106 1.6% 4982 75.1% 105 1.6% 1439 21.7% 6632
Part-time 16 1.3% 1035 81.0% 13 1.0% 214 16.7% 1278
Pay Band A 42 2.1% 1355 67.1% 29 1.4% 594 29.4% 2020
Pay Band B 60 1.5% 3229 80.2% 65 1.6% 670 16.7% 4024
Pay Band C 17 1.2% 1190 82.8% 20 1.4% 210 14.6% 1437
Senior Civil Service * * 147 83.1% * * 24 13.6% 177
Other * * 96 38.1% * * 155 61.5% 252

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

Chart A5: Work Pattern by ethnic group, Dec 2014

Chart A5: Work pattern by ethnic group, Dec 2014

Chart A6: All staff by ethnic group, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A6: All staff by ethnic group, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Table A4: 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 All employees 66 0.9% 1268 17.3% 91 1.2% 5924 80.6% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 129 1.7% 2841 37.6% 181 2.4% 4396 58.2% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 139 1.8% 3199 40.4% 211 2.7% 4361 55.1% 7910
Full-time 134 2.0% 2726 41.1% 190 2.9% 3582 54.0% 6632
Part-time 5 0.4% 473 37.0% 21 1.6% 779 61.0% 1278
Pay Band A 39 1.9% 632 31.3% 50 2.5% 1299 64.3% 2020
Pay Band B 67 1.7% 1829 45.5% 111 2.8% 2017 50.1% 4024
Pay Band C 30 2.1% 633 44.1% 46 3.2% 728 50.7% 1437
Senior Civil Service * * 61 34.5% * * 110 62.1% 177
Other * * 44 17.5% * * 207 82.1% 252

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

Chart A7: Work pattern by sexual orientation, Dec 2014

Chart A7: Work pattern by sexual orientation, Dec 2014

Chart A8: All staff by sexual orientation, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A8: All staff by sexual orientation, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Table A5: Staff numbers by disability status

Counts and row percentages
  Disability status
Disabled Not disabled Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 All employees 290 3.9% 4309 58.6% 34 0.5% 2716 37.0% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 307 4.1% 4234 56.1% 36 0.5% 2970 39.4% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 385 4.9% 4182 52.9% 46 0.6% 3297 41.7% 7910
Full-time 316 4.8% 3420 51.6% 41 0.6% 2855 43.0% 6632
Part-time 69 5.4% 762 59.6% 5 0.4% 442 34.6% 1278
Pay Band A 138 6.8% 885 43.8% 10 0.5% 987 48.9% 2020
Pay Band B 188 4.7% 2207 54.8% 31 0.8% 1598 39.7% 4024
Pay Band C * * 902 62.8% * * 478 33.3% 1437
Senior Civil Service * * 122 68.9% * * 51 28.8% 177
Other * * 66 26.2% * * 183 72.6% 252

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

Chart A9: Work pattern by disability status, Dec 2014

Chart A9: Work pattern by disability status, Dec 2014

Chart A10: All staff by disability status, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A10: All staff by disability status, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Table A6: Staff numbers by marital/civil partnership status

Counts and row percentages
  Marital/Civil Partnership Status
Married Single Other status Prefer not to say Not known Total
Jan-13 All employees 3280 44.6% 1372 18.7% 585 8.0% 447 6.1% 1665 22.7% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 3293 43.6% 1302 17.3% 612 8.1% 422 5.6% 1918 25.4% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 3369 42.6% 1286 16.3% 640 8.1% 426 5.4% 2189 27.7% 7910
Full-time 2551 38.5% 1174 17.7% 553 8.3% 380 5.7% 1974 29.8% 6632
Part-time 818 64.0% 112 8.8% 87 6.8% 46 3.6% 215 16.8% 1278
Pay Band A 611 30.2% 452 22.4% 177 8.8% 152 7.5% 628 31.1% 2020
Pay Band B 1822 45.3% 650 16.2% 351 8.7% 191 4.7% 1010 25.1% 4024
Pay Band C 772 53.7% 141 9.8% 95 6.6% 64 4.5% 365 25.4% 1437
Senior Civil Service 106 59.9% 22 12.4% 9 5.1% 4 2.3% 36 20.3% 177
Other 58 23.0% 21 8.3% 8 3.2% 15 6.0% 150 59.5% 252

The following have been grouped into the ‘Other status’ category: civil partnership, divorced, domestic partner, legally separated, living together, separated, and widowed.

Chart A11: Work pattern by Martial/civil partnership status, Dec 2014

Chart A11: Work pattern by Martial Civil Partnership status, Dec 2014

Chart A12: All staff by marital.civil partnership status, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A12: All staff by marital/civil partnership status, change between Jan 2013 and Dec2014

Table A7: 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 All employees 648 8.8% 54 0.7% 639 8.7% 91 1.2% 5917 80.5% 7349
Jan-14 All employees 1309 17.3% 116 1.5% 1523 20.2% 191 2.5% 4408 58.4% 7547
Dec-14 All employees 1393 17.6% 178 2.3% 1706 21.6% 231 2.9% 4402 55.7% 7910
Full-time 1168 17.6% 157 2.4% 1479 22.3% 204 3.1% 3624 54.6% 6632
Part-time 225 17.6% 21 1.6% 227 17.8% 27 2.1% 778 60.9% 1278
Pay Band A 290 14.4% 48 2.4% 338 16.7% 47 2.3% 1297 64.2% 2020
Pay Band B 805 20.0% 86 2.1% 961 23.9% 131 3.3% 2041 50.7% 4024
Pay Band C 251 17.5% 37 2.6% 361 25.1% 47 3.3% 741 51.6% 1437
Senior Civil Service 26 14.7% * * 27 15.3% * * 113 63.8% 177
Other 21 8.3% * * 19 7.5% * * 210 83.3% 252

Counts of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing (also shown as *).
‘Other religion or belief’ includes Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Hindu, Pagan, and Other.

Chart A13: Work pattern by religion or belief, Dec 2014

Chart A13: Work pattern by religion or belief, Dec 2014

Chart A14: All staff by religion or belief, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Chart A14: All staff by religion or belief, change between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014

Table A8: Scottish Government - staff on maternity leave

Counts and percentages
Period   On maternity leave at
end of period
Number of staff who returned from
maternity leave during the period after:
Count % of total staff 0-26 weeks 27-39 weeks 40-52 weeks Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All employees 108 1.5% 21 65 85 171
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All employees 131 1.7% 20 47 83 150
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All employees 120 1.5% 14 58 81 153
Full-time 84 1.3% * * 51 98
Part-time 36 2.8% * * 30 55
Pay Band A 29 1.4% 6 16 16 38
Pay Band B 62 1.5% * * 48 88
Pay Band C 27 1.9% * * 16 25
Senior Civil Service * * * * * *
Other * * * * * *

Counts of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.
Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing (also shown as *).
Note that due to the change in the reporting timetable the latest results refer to an 11-month period.


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
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