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Percentage of staff identifying as BAME (Black Asian and minority ethnic): FOI release

Published: 21 Jan 2021

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

Published:
21 Jan 2021
Percentage of staff identifying as BAME (Black Asian and minority ethnic): FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000113157
Date received: 18 Nov 2020
Date responded: 27 Nov 2020
Information requested

What percentage of civil servants employed by the Scottish Government organisation are BAME (black Asian and minority ethnic people) and what their target is. I can’t seem to find anything on the government website about this however I have found a uk government one.

Response

The target of the Scottish Government is to increase in diversity to reflect the general Scottish Population by 2025 which for ME is 5%. At September 2020, of Scottish  Government core employees who have shared their ethnicity data with us, 2.9% identified as black, Asian and minority ethnic.

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