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Equal Employment Opportunities

Copies of the Council's strategies and plans for ensuring that all members of the Council's workforce are treated in a fair and equitable manner are provided below:

Human Resources Strategy - 2018[pdf] 333KB

Workforce Plan 2022 - 2023[pdf] 166KB

The Council is required to keep records on the equality characteristics of its workforce.

 

Equality in numbers

 

01 Aug 2013

01 Dec 2014

01 Oct 2015

01 Apr 2016

01 Oct 2016

01 Oct
2017

01 Oct
2018

01 Oct 2019

01 Oct 2020

01 Oct 2021

01 October 2022

Percent of employees with disabilities
Proportion of employees with a disability

5%

6%

5%

6.5%

7.6%

7.5%

9%

7%

6.8%

7.7%

7.4%

 

 

01 Aug
2013

01 Dec
2014

01 Oct
2015

01 Apr
2016

01 Oct
2016

01 Oct
2017

01 Oct
2018

01 Oct
2019

01 Oct
2020

01 Oct
2021

01
October 2022

Percent of employees by age

16-21

4%

6%

7%

5%

5%

5%

7%

6%

5%

3%

4%

22-35

21%

18%

20%

22%

21%

21%

22%

23%

24%

24%

23%

36-44

19%

21%

14%

13%

14%

14%

13%

13%

14%

15%

16%

45-55

36%

31%

38%

37%

36%

34%

33%

32%

32%

32%

30%

56-65

19%

22%

19%

21%

22%

24%

23%

24%

24%

25%

26%

Over 65

1%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

 

 

01 Aug
2013

01 Dec
2014

01 Oct
2015

01 Apr
2016

01 Oct
2016

01 Oct
2017

01 Oct
2018

01 Oct 
019

01 Oct 
020

01 Oct
2021

01
October 2022

Percent of employee ethnicity

White British

97%

97%

96%

97%

97%

97%

97%

98%

97%

96%

97%

Other Ethnic Groups

3%

3%

4%

3%

3%

3%

3%

2%

3%

4%

3%

 

 

01 Aug
2013

01 Dec
2014

01 Oct
2015

01
Apr 2016

01 Oct
2016

01 Oct
2017

01 Oct
2018

01 Oct
2019

01 Oct
2020

01 Oct
2021

01
October 2022

Percent of employee gender

Male

44%

43%

43%

42%

44%

43%

42%

43%

43%

42%

41%

Female

56%

57%

57%

58%

56%

57%

58%

57%

57%

58%

59%