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HSE diversity survey statistics as at 31 March 2012

(The following results are based on staff in post (headcount) and exclude agency, temporary staff and inward secondees/loans. All data is from the HSE’s internal HR information system).

Percentage of staff in post by gender

Band % Staff in Post (Female) % Staff in Post (Male)
Senior Civil Servants 20.45% 79.55%
Band 1 25.78% 74.22%
Band 2 23.96% 76.04%
Band 3 35.55% 64.45%
Band 4 54.02% 45.98%
Band 5 68.39% 31.61%
Band 6 74.07% 25.93%
Total 45.94% 54.06%

Percentage of staff in post who have declared that they have a disability

Band % Staff in Post
Senior Civil Servants 5.13%
Band 1 0.00%
Band 2 3.08%
Band 3 2.84%
Band 4 5.53%
Band 5 3.70%
Band 6 8.60%
Total 4.15%

Percentage of staff in post who have declared that they belong to an ethnic minority1

Band % Staff in Post
Senior Civil Servants 0.00%
Band 1 3.13%
Band 2 3.73%
Band 3 5.57%
Band 4 4.38%
Band 5 8.79%
Band 6 7.29%
Total 5.65%

To further our commitment to ensuring equality across our workforce, from 2010, HSE staff were given the opportunity to provide statistics on their sexual orientation and on their religion or belief. The following tables have been included to show the percentage of staff who have chosen to answer the question. Numbers answering are too low at this stage to report on minority groups. HSE is carrying out work during 2012/13 with the aim of increasing declaration rates.

Percentage of staff in post who have declared their sexual orientation

Band % Staff in Post
Senior Civil Servants 11.36%
Band 1 12.50%
Band 2 11.43%
Band 3 14.52%
Band 4 20.54%
Band 5 14.26%
Band 6 10.56%
Total 14.05%

Percentage of staff in post who have declared their religion or belief

Band % Staff in Post
Senior Civil Servants 11.36%
Band 1 12.50%
Band 2 13.25%
Band 3 15.49%
Band 4 21.21%
Band 5 16.12%
Band 6 12.22%
Total 15.29%

1. Figures for disability and ethnicity include only those who have chosen to declare their status. This is the method recommended by the Office for National Statistics.

Updated 2015-05-01