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Health and social care - everyone matters pulse survey: national report 2020

Independent report by Webropol providing detailed information and analysis of staff experience in health and social care during the initial COVID-19 period.


Appendix 4: Demographics

Gender & Sexuality

What is your Gender Identity? Number of Responses Percentage
Male 15,108 18%
Female 65,690 79%
Non-binary 89 <1%
Prefer not to answer 2,399 3%
Non-response 370 <1%
Which best describes how you think of yourself? Number of Responses Percentage
Bisexual 957 1%
Gay / Lesbian 1,636 2%
Heterosexual / Straight 74,236 89%
Prefer to self-describe 274 <1%
Prefer not to answer 5,446 7%
Non-response 1,107 1%
Do you identify as Trans? Number of Responses Percentage
Yes, I identify as transgender 172 <1%
No, I do not identify as transgender 77,401 93%
Prefer not to answer 2,467 3%
Non-response 3,616 4%

Notes: 

  • Percentages are based on all staff responding to the survey (83,656)
  • 'Non-response': staff who took part in the survey but provided no answer to this question
  • 'Prefer not to answer: each demographic question included this option. The numbers above show the people who responded to the question by ticking the 'prefer not to say' option

Age

What is your age? Number of Responses Percentage
16 - 20 years 275 <1%
21 - 30 years 8,489 10%
31 - 40 years 16,159 19%
41 - 50 years 22,311 27%
51 - 65 years 31,742 38%
Over 65 years 1,064 1%
Prefer not to answer 3,286 4%
Non-response 330 <1%

Disability

Do you consider yourself to be disabled within the definition of the Equality Act 2010? Number of Responses Percentage
Yes 3,758 4%
No 76,125 91%
Prefer not to answer 3,193 4%
Non-response 580 1%

Religion

How would you describe your religious identity?  Number of Responses Percentage
Buddhist 315 <1%
Church of Scotland 20,536 25%
Hindu 357 <1%
Jewish 76 <1%
Muslim 605 1%
Pagan 277 <1%
Other Christian 4,787 6%
Roman Catholic 11,876 14%
Sikh 67 <1%
None 35,549 42%
Other Religion 600 1%
Prefer not to answer 7,807 9%
Non-response 804 1%

Ethnicity

Which best describes your ethnic group or background?  Number of Responses  Percentage of all Responses Number of Ethnic Group Detail Responses  Percentage of Ethnic Group
African 371 <1%
African, African Scottish, African British     303 82%
Other     23 6%
Non-response     45 12%
Arab, Arab Scottish, Arab British 190 <1%
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British 1,603 2%
Bangladeshi, Bangladeshi Scottish, Bangladeshi British     40 2%
Chinese, Chinese Scottish, Chinese British     183 11%
Indian, Indian Scottish, Indian British     681 42%
Pakistani, Pakistani Scottish, Pakistani British     292 18%
Other     258 16%
Non-response     149 9%
Caribbean or Black 97 <1%
Black, Black British, Black Scottish     62 64%
Caribbean, Caribbean Scottish, Caribbean British     24 25%
Other     * *
Non-response     * *
Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Group 437 1%
Any mixed or multiple ethnic group     373 85%
Non-response     64 15%
White 76,575 92%
Gypsy/ Traveller     26 <1%
Irish     1,134 1%
Other     1,606 2%
Other British     6,935 9%
Polish     422 1%
Scottish     59,353 78%
Non-response     7,099 9%
Other Ethnic Group 369 <1%    
Prefer not to answer 3,217 4%    
Non-response 797 1%    

 Notes: * denotes suppression of values where numbers are small, to protect confidentiality

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