Table 10 Community payback orders commenced by age, gender, employment status and ethnicity: 2014-15 to 2018-19

2014-15 2015-165 2016-175 2017-185 2018-196
Number
Total 19,065 19,452 19,206 17,877 16,418
Age group1
16-17 610 615 615 530 437
18-20 2,314 2,271 2,062 1,841 1,592
21-25 3,877 3,816 3,751 3,158 2,844
26-30 3,384 3,499 3,420 3,112 2,995
31-40 4,859 5,067 5,144 5,079 4,723
Over 40 4,021 4,184 4,214 4,157 3,827
Gender
Male 16,118 16,494 16,366 15,161 14,019
Female 2,947 2,958 2,840 2,716 2,399
Employment status
Full-time education 313 315 353 277 265
Employed/self employed 4,108 4,358 4,325 4,242 4,070
Unemployed 11,503 11,504 11,104 10,244 9,230
Government training scheme 74 72 52 55 32
Economically inactive2 1,822 1,875 2,024 1,951 1,798
Other3 1,245 1,328 321 456 434
Not known4 1,027 652 589
Ethnicity
White 16,600 17,682 17,302 16,024 14,464
Asian 173 202 220 218 249
African, Caribbean or Black 99 93 124 136 124
Mixed 58 49 64 52 51
Other 163 175 192 209 182
Not known/provided 1,972 1,251 1,304 1,238 1,348
Percentage
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Age group1
16-17 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7
18-20 12.1 11.7 10.7 10.3 9.7
21-25 20.3 19.6 19.5 17.7 17.3
26-30 17.7 18.0 17.8 17.4 18.2
31-40 25.5 26.0 26.8 28.4 28.8
Over 40 21.1 21.5 21.9 23.3 23.3
Gender
Male 84.5 84.8 85.2 84.8 85.4
Female 15.5 15.2 14.8 15.2 14.6
Employment status
Full-time education 1.6 1.6 1.8 1.6 1.7
Employed/self employed 21.5 22.4 22.5 24.6 25.7
Unemployed 60.3 59.1 57.8 59.5 58.3
Government training scheme * * * * *
Economically inactive2 9.6 9.6 10.5 11.3 11.4
Other3 6.5 6.8 1.7 2.6 2.7
Ethnicity (where known)
White 97.1 97.1 96.6 96.3 96.0
Asian 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.7
African, Caribbean or Black 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.8
Mixed * * * * *
Other 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.2

1. Age is at commencement of order. Figures may include a small number of under 16s.

2. Includes those who are retired, supported by family, caring for home/family or long-term sick/disabled.

3. For 2014-15 and 2015-16, includes some orders where employment status was not known.

4. Orders where the employment status was unknown have been shown separately from 2016-17 onwards. Percentages for these years are calculated as a proportion of all orders where the employment status was known.

5. Figures for the years 2015-16 to 2017-18 have been revised from those previously published due to the receipt of updated information from some councils.

6. The figure for males for 2018-19 includes 4 orders with gender "other".


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