Skills Development Scotland diversity parameters: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked for:

“What was the field? (including its division across various diversity parameters)” in respect of the Skills Development Scotland board members round.


The answer to your question is as follows:

There were 72 applicants.

The self-selected diversity characteristics can be broken down as follows:


Male 36
Female 34
Prefer not to say 2


White 66
Ethnic minority *
Prefer not to say *


Not disabled 67
Disabled *
Prefer not to say *


39 and under 8
40-44 6
45-49 12
50-54 9
55-59 10
60-64 8
65 and over 11
Prefer not to say 8

Sexual orientation

Heterosexual 66
Not heterosexual *
Prefer not to say *

* Values of less than 5 are suppressed to protect the identities of individuals. Secondary suppression has also been applied to prevent disclosure by derivation.  Some categories have been aggregated together to allow presentation of the data where possible.

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