Diversity statistics

The Undercover Policing Inquiry is staffed by a highly motivated, skilled and diverse workforce. The Inquiry is committed to promoting and ensuring equality and valuing diversity.

The Inquiry conducts a diversity snapshot survey annually, which collects data focused on the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. The available data on the Inquiry’s workforce as of September 2020 is included on this page.

  • Where grade-level data has been provided, grades have been grouped to protect the identity of individual respondents and allow for comparability across the different grading systems used within the Inquiry. To provide the greatest level of detail possible for each characteristic, the grade groupings differ between characteristics.
  • The following Civil Service grades are used within the Inquiry (in order of seniority): Administrative Officers (AO), Executive Officer (EO), Higher Executive Officer (HEO), Senior Executive Officer (SEO), Grade 7 (G7), Grade 6 (G6), Senior Civil Service (SCS).
  • Within the Inquiry’s Counsel team, the following grading system is used (in order of seniority): Junior Junior, Second Junior, First Junior, Lead Counsel.

Gender

57% of Inquiry staff identify as female. In the highest grade grouping, 29% of Inquiry staff identify as female.

Chart 1: Gender identity of Inquiry staff, 2020

Pie chart showing gender identity of Inquiry staff, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 1'.
  • 57% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 43% identify as Male.

Chart 2: Gender identity of Inquiry staff by grade, 2020

Bar chart showing gender identity of Inquiry staff by grade, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 2'.
  • In the AO/EO grade grouping, 57% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 43% as Male.
  • In the SEO grade, 50% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 50% as Male.
  • In the G7/Junior Junior grade grouping, 68% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 32% as Male.
  • In the G6/Second Junior grade grouping, 56% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 44% as Male.
  • In the SCS or higher/First Junior or higher grade grouping, 29% of Inquiry staff identify as Female and 71% as Male.

Ethnicity

40% of Inquiry staff are from an ethnic minority background. In the highest grade grouping, 19% of Inquiry staff are from an ethnic minority background.

According to figures released by the Office of National Statistics in August 2019, 12.6% of the UK’s working population identified as an ethnic minority in June 2019.

Chart 3: Representation of ethnic minorities in the Inquiry, 2020

Pie chart showing representation of ethnic minorities in the Inquiry, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 3'.
  • 21% of Inquiry staff are from an Asian or Asian British background, 17% are from a Black or Black British background, 2% are from a Mixed background and 60% are from a White background.

Chart 4: Representation of ethnic minorities in the Inquiry by grade, 2020

Bar chart showing representation of ethnic minorities in the Inquiry by grade, 2020. Described under 'Table for Chart 4'.
  • In the AO/EO grade grouping, 23% of Inquiry staff are from an Asian or Asian British background, 46% are from an Black or Black British background and 31% are from a White background.
  • In the SEO grade, 33% of Inquiry staff are from a Black or Black British background and 67% are from a White background.
  • In the G7/Junior Junior grade grouping, 33%% of Inquiry staff are from an Asian or Asian British background, 6% are from a Black or Black British background, 6% are from a Mixed background and 56% are from a White background.
  • In the G6 or higher/Second Junior or higher grade grouping, 13% of Inquiry staff are from an Asian or Asian British background, 6% are from a Black or Black British background and 81% are from a White background.

Age

Chart 5: Proportion of Inquiry staff by age, 2020

Pie chart showing proportion of Inquiry staff by age, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 5'.
  • 24% of Inquiry staff are in the 20-29 age bracket, 30% are in the 30-39 bracket, 35% are in the 40-49 bracket and 11% are in the 50-59 bracket.

Chart 6: Proportion of Inquiry staff by age and grade, 2020

Bar chart showing proportion of Inquiry staff by age and grade, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 6'.
  • In the AO/EO grade grouping, 86% of Inquiry staff are in the 20-29 age bracket and 14% are in the 40-49 bracket.
  • In the SEO grade, 33% of Inquiry staff are in the 30-39 age bracket, 33% are in the 40-49 bracket and 33% are in the 50-59 bracket.
  • In the G7/Junior Junior grade grouping, 5% of Inquiry staff are in the 20-29 age bracket, 58% are in the 30-39 bracket and 37% are in the 40-49 bracket.
  • In the G6/Second Junior grade grouping, 33% of Inquiry staff are in the 30-39 age bracket, 56% are in the 40-49 bracket and 11% are in the 50-59 bracket.
  • In the SCS or higher/First Junior or higher grade grouping, 14% of Inquiry staff are in the 30-39 age bracket, 43% are in the 40-49 bracket, 43% are in the 50-59 bracket.

Disability

Chart 7: Proportion of Inquiry staff considering themselves to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, 2020

Pie chart showing proportion of Inquiry staff considering themselves to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 7'.
  • 2% of Inquiry staff consider themselves to have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Sexual orientation

Chart 8: Sexual orientation of Inquiry staff, 2020

Pie chart showing sexual orientation of Inquiry staff, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 8'.
  • 4% of Inquiry staff identify as LGBT+ and 96% identify as Heterosexual/Straight.

Religion and belief

38% of Inquiry staff reported that they were Christian and 40% reported as having no religion or belief.  The most common reported religion or belief after Christianity was Islam (Muslim) at 15%

Chart 9: Representation of Inquiry staff by religion or belief, 2020

Pie chart showing representation of Inquiry staff by religion or belief, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 9'.
  • 38% of Inquiry staff reported that they were Christian, 4% reported as being Hindu, 2% reported as being Jewish, 15% reported as being Muslim and 40% reported as having no religion or belief.

Primary care giver

Chart 10: Proportion of Inquiry staff with responsibilities as a primary care giver, 2020

Pie chart showing proportion of Inquiry staff with responsibilities as a primary care giver, 2020. Described under 'Description for Chart 10'.
  • 35% of Inquiry staff have responsibilities as a primary care giver.

Martial status

Chart 11: Marital status of Inquiry staff, 2020

Pie chart showing marital status of Inquiry staff, 2020 . Described under 'Description for Chart 11'.
  • 41% of Inquiry staff reported as being Married or Civil Partnered and 59% reported as being Single or Divorced.

Pregnancy and maternity leave

Chart 12: Proportion of Inquiry staff who have been pregnant or on maternity leave in the last 12 months, 2020

Pie chart showing proportion of Inquiry staff who have been pregnant or on maternity leave in the last 12 months, 2020. Described under 'Table for Chart 12'.
  • 4% of Inquiry staff have been pregnant or on maternity leave in the past 12 months.