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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 B - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Leavers diversity data

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Annex B - Scottish Government, Agencies and Other Bodies - Leavers diversity data

The tables and charts in this annex show the diversity statistics for staff who left the Scottish Government during the period 1 February 2014 to 31 December 2014.

Note that due to the change in the reporting timetable the latest figures are for an 11-month period.

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.

Reasons for leaving

For convenience, the reasons for leaving have been grouped into the following six categories:

  • Resignation
  • Retirement - retirement (age grounds) above minimum age, retirement (age grounds) minimum age, retirement (ill health)
  • Voluntary exit
  • End of fixed-term appointment
  • Dismissal - dismissal (disciplinary) without compensation, dismissal (inefficiency) probation/trial, dismissal (inefficiency) with compensation, dismissal (inefficiency) without compensation
  • Other - death in service, failed to take up employment, loan to another department, transfer to another department

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 for leavers for the period 1 February 2014 to 31 December 2014 (an 11-month period), along with summary data for two earlier 12-month periods to give trend information. The latest data includes a breakdown by leaving reason.

The previous version of the publication reported on the data for the period 1 February 2012 to 31 January 2013. These tables were updated (but not published at the time) with data for the period 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014. The summary data for these two periods are included in the tables. It is intended that future publications of this report will use data as at 31 December each year and 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 trend information for the three latest periods. 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 leavers 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%.

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 B1: Leavers by age

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Age Group
16-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60+ Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 170 20.8% 133 16.3% 132 16.2% 98 12.0% 111 13.6% 172 21.1% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 172 27.3% 114 18.1% 87 13.8% 56 8.9% 89 14.1% 111 17.6% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 186 40.3% 95 20.6% 53 11.5% 27 5.8% 31 6.7% 70 15.2% 462
Resignation 55 35.7% 44 28.6% 32 20.8% 8 5.2% 8 5.2% 7 4.5% 154
Retirement 0 0.0% 0 0.0% * * 0 0.0% * * 37 88.1% 42
Voluntary exit 0 0.0% * * * * * * * * * * 9
End of fixed-term appointment 115 60.2% 35 18.3% 10 5.2% 11 5.8% 9 4.7% 11 5.8% 191
Dismissal 8 42.1% * * 5 26.3% * * 0 0.0% * * 19
Other 8 17.0% 12 25.5% * * * * 7 14.9% 12 25.5% 47

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 B1: Leavers by age group, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B1: Leavers by age group, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B2: Leavers by gender

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Gender
Female Male Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 417 51.1% 399 48.9% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 290 46.1% 339 53.9% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 186 40.3% 276 59.7% 462
Resignation 81 52.6% 73 47.4% 154
Retirement 13 31.0% 29 69.0% 42
Voluntary exit * * * * 9
End of fixed-term appointment 67 35.1% 124 64.9% 191
Dismissal * * * * 19
Other 17 36.2% 30 63.8% 47

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 B2: Leavers by gender, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B2: Leavers by gender, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B3: Leavers by ethnic group

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Ethnic Group
Ethnic minority White Prefer not to say Not known Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 14 1.7% 480 58.8% 9 1.1% 313 38.4% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers * * 327 52.0% * * 290 46.1% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers * * 172 37.2% * * 284 61.5% 462
Resignation * * 77 50.0% * * 75 48.7% 154
Retirement * * 35 83.3% * * * 11.9% 42
Voluntary exit * * 7 77.8% * * * 22.2% 9
End of fixed-term appointment * * 13 6.8% * * 177 92.7% 191
Dismissal * * 8 42.1% * * 10 52.6% 19
Other * * 32 68.1% * * 15 31.9% 47

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 B3: Leavers by ethnic group, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B3: Leavers by ethnic group, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B4: Leavers by sexual orientation

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Sexual Orientation
Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and other Heterosexual/ straight Prefer not to say Not known Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 5 0.6% 87 10.7% 8 1.0% 716 87.7% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers * * 116 18.4% * * 501 79.7% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers * * 93 20.1% * * 363 78.6% 462
Resignation * * 48 31.2% * * 103 66.9% 154
Retirement * * 11 26.2% * * 30 71.4% 42
Voluntary exit * * 0 0.0% * * 8 88.9% 9
End of fixed-term appointment * * 13 6.8% * * 178 93.2% 191
Dismissal * * 5 26.3% * * 14 73.7% 19
Other * * 16 34.0% * * 30 63.8% 47

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 B4: Leavers by sexual orientation, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B4: Leavers by sexual orientation, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B5: Leavers by disability status

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Disability status
Disabled Not disabled Prefer not to say Not known Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 37 4.5% 382 46.8% 2 0.2% 395 48.4% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 28 4.5% 236 37.5% 4 0.6% 361 57.4% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 12 2.6% 115 24.9% 0 0.0% 335 72.5% 462
Resignation * * 53 34.4% 0 0.0% * * 154
Retirement 5 11.9% 26 61.9% 0 0.0% 11 26.2% 42
Voluntary exit * * * * 0 0.0% * * 9
End of fixed-term appointment 0 0.0% 6 3.1% 0 0.0% 185 96.9% 191
Dismissal * * * * 0 0.0% 12 63.2% 19
Other * * 20 42.6% 0 0.0% * * 47

Counts of less than 5 (except columns totals) 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 B5: Leavers by disability status, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B5: Leavers by disability status, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B6: Leavers by marital/civil partnership status

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Marital and Civil Partnership Status
Married Single Other status Prefer not to say Not known Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 321 39.3% 129 15.8% 53 6.5% 68 8.3% 245 30.0% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 198 31.5% 96 15.3% 34 5.4% 46 7.3% 255 40.5% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 100 21.6% 55 11.9% 12 2.6% 34 7.4% 261 56.5% 462
Resignation 37 24.0% 19 12.3% 5 3.2% 15 9.7% 78 50.6% 154
Retirement 27 64.3% * * * * * * 6 14.3% 42
Voluntary exit * * 5 55.6% * * 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 9
End of fixed-term appointment 10 5.2% 17 8.9% * * * * 148 77.5% 191
Dismissal * * * * * * * * 9 47.4% 19
Other 19 40.4% 7 14.9% * * * * 20 42.6% 47

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

Chart B6: Leavers by marital/civil partnership status, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B6: Leavers by marital/civil partnerships status, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B7: Leavers by religion or belief

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Religion or Belief
Christian Other religion or belief No religion or belief Prefer not to say Not known Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 40 4.9% * * 46 5.6% * * 717 87.9% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 53 8.4% * * 65 10.3% * * 502 79.8% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 45 9.7% * * 51 11.0% * * 361 78.1% 462
Resignation 18 11.7% * * 30 19.5% * * 103 66.9% 154
Retirement 10 23.8% * * * * * * 29 69.0% 42
Voluntary exit * * * * 0 0.0% * * 8 88.9% 9
End of fixed-term appointment * * * * 11 5.8% * * 178 93.2% 191
Dismissal * * * * * * * * 14 73.7% 19
Other 10 21.3% * * 6 12.8% * * 29 61.7% 47

Counts of less than 5 (except column totals) 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 B7: Leavers by religion or belief, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B7: Leavers by religion or belief, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Table B8: Leavers by work pattern

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Work pattern
Full-time Part-time Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 643 78.8% 173 21.2% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 528 83.9% 101 16.1% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 403 87.2% 59 12.8% 462
Resignation 129 83.8% 25 16.2% 154
Retirement 24 57.1% 18 42.9% 42
Voluntary exit 9 100.0% 0 0.0% 9
End of fixed-term appointment 182 95.3% 9 4.7% 191
Dismissal 19 100.0% 0 0.0% 19
Other 40 85.1% 7 14.9% 47

Chart B8: Leavers by work pattern, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B8: Leavers by work pattern, Feb 2012-Dec 2014

Table B9: Leavers by pay band

Counts and row percentages
Period Reason Pay Band
Band A Band B Band C Senior Civil Service Other Total
Feb-12 to Jan-13 All leavers 267 32.7% 328 40.2% 91 11.2% 20 2.5% 110 13.5% 816
Feb-13 to Jan-14 All leavers 214 34.0% 245 39.0% 65 10.3% 16 2.5% 89 14.1% 629
Feb-14 to Dec-14 All leavers 144 31.2% 173 37.5% 33 7.2% 9 2.0% 102 22.1% 461
Resignation 50 32.5% 72 46.8% 12 7.8% * * 17 11.0% 154
Retirement 15 35.7% 11 26.2% 10 23.8% * * * * 42
Voluntary exit * * 5 55.6% * * * * * * 9
End of fixed-term appointment 55 28.8% 57 29.8% * * * * 74 38.7% 191
Dismissal 13 68.4% 5 26.3% * * * * * * 19
Other * * 23 50.0% 5 10.9% * * 6 13.0% 46

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 B9: Leavers by pay band, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014

Chart B9: Leavers by pay band, Feb 2012 - Dec 2014


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