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Equity and Inclusion Scheme 2022-24

Our workforce

Analysis of key workforce and recruitment data enables us to identify gaps and develop solutions that can help support our diversity aspirations. A summary of key statistical information (September 2021) is included below.


52% of our workforce are women. The representation of women at senior positions is slightly lower with 43.3% (of employees paid between £43,000 and £52,000 p.a. being women and 41.9% of employees paid over £52,000 p.a. being women.


30.5% of our workforce is from minority ethnic backgrounds, which is higher than the national average but lower than the West Midlands Metropolitan area average. The representation of minority ethnic employees at salary level 4 positions is lower, with 28% of employees paid between £43,000 and £52,000 p.a. being from minority ethnic backgrounds and 25.5% paid over £52,000 p.a. being of a minority ethnic background.


12.6% (81) of our workforce have declared that they have a disability with no significant variation by salary level.

% by age
16-25 7.2
26-30 13.4
31-35 13.1
36-40 17
41-50 28.2
51-65 19.3
66+ 0.8
No age given 0.9
Pay Gap

From April 2018 organisations are legally required to report their median and mean gender pay gap. The ‘mean’ gender pay gap shows the difference in mean pay between female and male employees (that is the average of the total of all employees’ pay) while the ‘median’ pay gap shows the difference in median pay (that is putting all male/female employees in a line and identifying the pay of the person in the middle).

Our median gender pay gap (March 2021) is 11.2 and the mean gender pay gap is 8.72.

Our median race pay gap is 5.7 and the mean race pay gap is 6.