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Scottish Government workforce: diversity and inclusion statistics - 2021

Statistics on the diversity of core Scottish Government permanent staff and the experiences of different demographic groups within the workforce.

This document is part of a collection


The statistics presented in this report come from data available as at 31 December 2021 from a number of internal management information sources. Data is presented broken down by age, sex & gender, trans status, disability, ethnic group, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic background. Under each demographic characteristic, the report is split into three sections (where data is available):

  • workforce composition: these sections contain statistics on the changing workforce in the Scottish Government using management information. They are demographic characteristic breakdowns of: occupational segregation of staff; applications at each stage of the recruitment process; and staff joining and leaving the organisation.
  • staff experiences: these sections contain statistics on additional management information measures for each demographic group. They are: levels of absence by demographic group; proportion of each demographic group achieving each performance marking; proportion of promotion of each demographic group; proportion of each demographic group on a temporary promotion; and average pay by sex, disability status or ethnic group.
  • workforce culture: these sections contain results from the Civil Service People Survey 2021 and contain the following scores for each demographic group: employee engagement score; inclusion and fair treatment score; proportion of respondents experiencing bullying and/or harassment; and proportion of respondents experiencing discrimination.

The report is available on the diversity statistics website.

Contact

Email: ceu@gov.scot

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