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Diversity of staff working in Education Scotland: FOI release

Published: 20 Jan 2020

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

Published:
20 Jan 2020
Diversity of staff working in Education Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/20/00021
Date received: 8 Jan 2020
Date responded: 17 Jan 2020
Information requested

I would like to enquire about the diversity of staff who work in Education Scotland. Previous FOI publications have stated that the current number of staff.

I would like to request information on the number or percentage of staff who fall within the following protected characteristics:

  • Race
  • Disability (just if they have one)
  • Gender
  • Religion
Response

In response to your request, please see the below information:
There were 333 directly employed staff in Education Scotland at 31/12/2019. Their self-disclosed diversity information was as follows (categories grouped to be as informative as possible while maintaining disclosure thresholds):

Ethnicity
Ethnic minority White Prefer not to say Unknown
* 225 * 103

*indicates a non-zero figure less than 5

Disability
Disabled Not disabled Prefer not to say Unknown
12 132 5 184
Gender
Female Male
248 85
Religion
None Church of
Scotland
Roman
Catholic
Other
Christian
Other Religion
or Belief
Prefer not
to say
Unknown
77 49 44 16 5 15 127

Please note the information provided is not a full and accurate picture of these characteristics as staff provide this information on a voluntary basis.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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Edinburgh
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