Gender, race, disability and equal pay statements: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00096
Date received: 15 January 2018
Date responded: 2 February 2018

Information requested

You asked for a range of data on staff numbers in specific earnings brackets against a number of protected characteristics. The precise wording of the request has been included at Annex A.


The response to the request is detailed at Annex A.

The response covers staff in the Scottish Government Main bargaining unit within Scottish Government Core Directorates. The data is taken as at 31 December 2017.

In quantifying your request you asked that '[…] staff working part-time or less than full-time hours, the pay should be actual pay, not rounded up to full-time equivalent pay'. Using this methodology does not provide for a basis of comparing part time and full time paid staff on an equivalent value basis. It also results in 44 staff falling between your stated salary parameters. These staff are not detailed in the response but are included in the staff totals.

You may be interested in the information within the Scottish Government 2017 Mainstreaming Report. Section 3 of the Scottish Government's Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2017 includes an analysis of employee information as well as gender; race and disability pay gap and equal pay statements. Annex A of the same report includes staff diversity data.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI-18-00096-Annex A.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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