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Social Security Scotland – insights research programme: overview

An introduction to Social Security Scotland's client and staff insights research programme, with initial findings for the period September to December 2018.

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11. Annex C: Social Security Scotland staff diversity information and population comparisons

Age – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end: Age Group1 Total head count
16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-64 65 and over
Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep * * 35 20.0 47 26.9 53 30.3 28 16 * * 0 0.0 175
Dec 13 5.1 52 20.6 71 28.1 67 26.5 45 17.8 5 2.0 0 0.0 253

1. Age at end of quarter; * Numbers between 1-4 are suppressed for disclosure reasons. 

Age – Scottish working population data

  16-29 30-39 40-49 50-54 55-59 60-65 
Scottish population (age 16-65) 28% 19% 21% 11% 10% 11%
Scottish population data source: Mid-2016 Population Estimates

Gender – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end: Gender Total head count
Female Male
Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep 105 60.0 70 40.0 175
Dec 151 59.7 102 40.3 253

Gender – Scottish working population data

  Female Male
Scottish population (age 16-65) 51% 49%
Scottish population data source: Mid-2016 Population Estimates

Disability – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end:  Disability Total head count
Disabled Not Disabled Prefer not to say Unknown
Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep 11 6.3 55 31.4 2 1.1 107 61.1 175
Dec 22 8.7 70 27.7 3 1.2 158 62.5 253

Disability – staff survey data

Year Survey period  Disability Total returns
Disabled Not Disabled Prefer not to say
Number returns % Number returns % Number returns %
2018 Oct 42 21.8 140 72.5 11 5.7 193

Disability – Scottish working population data

  Disabled Not disabled
Scottish population (age 16-64) 19% 80%
Scottish population data source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015

Ethnicity – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end: Ethnicity Total head count
Ethnic minority1 White Prefer not to say Unknown
Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep 6 3.4 144 82.3 3 1.7 22 12.6 175
Dec 8 3.2 211 83.4 2 0.8 32 12.6 253

Ethnicity – staff survey data

Year Survey period  Ethnicity Total returns 
Ethnic minority1 White Prefer not to say
Number returns % Number returns % Number returns %
2018 Oct 15 7.8 165 85.5 13 6.7 193

Ethnicity – staff survey data

  Ethnic minority1 White
Scottish population (age 16-64) 4% 96%
Scottish population data source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015

1. ‘Ethnic minority’ includes: African, Caribbean or Black; Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British; Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Group; Other Ethnic Group.

Religion or belief – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end: Religion or Belief  Total head count
None Church of Scotland Roman Catholic Other Christian Other religion or belief 1 Prefer not to say Unknown
Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep 82 46.9 24 13.7 24 13.7 8 4.6 6 3.4 5 2.9 26 14.9 175
Dec 129 51.0 28 11.1 36 14.2 13 5.1 7 2.8 4 1.6 36 14.2 253

Religion or belief – staff survey data

Year Survey period  Religion or belief Total returns 
None Christian Other religion or belief 1 Prefer not to say
Number returns % Number returns % Number returns % Number returns %
2018 Oct 105 55.3 59 31.1 11 5.8 15 7.9 190

Religion or belief – Scottish working population data

  None Christian Other religion1 Prefer not to say
Scotland (age 16-64) 51% 44% 3% 1%
Scottish population data source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015  

1. Other religion or belief includes: Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Hindu, Pagan, and Other.

Sexual orientation – e-HR data

Year Quarter to end: Sexual orientation  Total head count
 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, other Hetero-sexual /straight Prefer not to say Unknown
Head count % Head count % Head count % Head count %
2018 Sep 8 4.6 135 77.1 5 2.9 27 15.4 175
Dec 14 5.5 195 77.1 5 2.0 39 15.4 253

Sexual orientation – staff survey data

Year Survey period  Ethnicity Total returns 
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, other Hetero-sexual /straight Prefer not to say
Number returns % Number returns % Number returns %
2018 Oct 14 7.3 166 86.5 12 6.3 192

Sexual orientation – staff survey data

  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, other Heterosexual/ Straight Prefer not to say
Scottish population (age 16-64) 2% 96% 2%
Scottish population data source: Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2015

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