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Staff employed by Scottish Government ethnicity statistics: FOI Review

Published: 20 Jan 2021
Directorate:
People Directorate
Part of:
Public sector

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

Published:
20 Jan 2021
Staff employed by Scottish Government ethnicity statistics: FOI Review
FOI reference: FOI/202000117949
Date received: 26 Oct 2020
Date responded: 2 Dec 2020
Information requested

How many staff identifying as black and minority ethnic (BAME) are employed in the Scottish Government, broken down by paygrade, alongside the number of staff employed at each paygrade in total?

How many staff identifying as black and minority ethnic (BAME) are employed in the Learning Directorate, broken down by paygrade, alongside the number of staff employed at each paygrade in total? 

How many staff identifying as black and minority ethnic (BAME) are currently employed in Education Scotland, broken down by paygrade. Please also provide the number of staff employed at each paygrade in total?

Response

Please note that while our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we have had to remove some of the information you have requested because an exemption under section s.38(1)(b) (personal information) of FOISA applies to that information. This information is the personal data of individuals, disclosure of which could contravene data protection principles. Consequently, figures representing counts of less than 5 have been suppressed and replaced with *.

This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

Scottish Government
In September 2020 there were 186 Minority Ethnic staff who declared their ethnicity in core Scottish Government.
Band A – 25 minority ethnic / 898 total
Band B – 115 minority ethnic / 4275 total
Band C – 39 minority ethnic / 1955 total
SCS – 6 minority ethnic / 184 total

Learning Directorate
In September 2020 there were 6 Minority Ethnic staff who declared their ethnicity in the Learning Directorate.
Band A - * minority ethnic / 13 total
Band B - * minority ethnic / 103 total
Band C - * minority ethnic / 54 total
SCS - * minority ethnic / 6 total
* Figures representing counts of less than 5 have been suppressed to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals

Education Scotland
In September 2020 there were* Minority Ethnic staff who declared their ethnicity in Education Scotland.
Band A - * minority ethnic / 39 total
Band B - * minority ethnic / 75 total
Band C - * minority ethnic / 199 total
SCS - * minority ethnic / 5 total
* Figures representing counts of less than 5 have been suppressed to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals.

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Contact

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

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