Staff numbers and diversity characteristics: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00427
Date received: 12 February 2018
Date responded: 7 March 2018

Information requested

1. The distribution of all Scottish Government staff across pay scales and by cross-reference to some of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010; and

2. National level data, from at least 2010 to the present, on homelessness applications received from people who identify as disabled, BME, LGB and as Catholic.


Information on the distribution of Scottish Government staff across pay-grades and according to protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010 (age, gender, ethnic group, sexual orientation, disability status, marital/civil partnership status, religion or belief and maternity leave) is published here and in Annex 'Section 1: Staff numbers by diversity characteristics': /publications/equality-outcomes-mainstreaming-report-2017/

The Scottish Government collects information from local authorities on the characteristics of homeless applicants through the HL1 homelessness applications data return. The Scottish Government statistical publication 'Homelessness in Scotland: 2016/17' Table 8a provides a breakdown of homelessness applications in Scotland by ethnicity across the years 2002/03 to 2016/17. Information on the disability, sexual orientation and religion of homeless applicants is not currently collected through the HL1 return.


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