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Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd March 2015.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Numbers and proportions quoted in this response are taken from the Department’s HR database as of 28th February 2015. Figures are based on the Office of National Statistics definition of headcount which includes all staff employed by and paid via the Department’s payroll. Staff that did not provide or consent to disclose their diversity information are not included in the headcount totals or proportions.

(a) White or white British

1122 (79.6%) of employees identified themselves as White or White British.

(b) Asian or Asian British,

124 (8.8%) of employees identified themselves as Asian or Asian British. In order to keep with the question, employees who identified themselves as Chinese are included in the total number and proportion.

(c) Black or Black British

112 (7.9%) of employees identified themselves as Black or Black British.

(d) Mixed or multiple ethnic group

27 (1.9%) of employees identified themselves as Mixed or multiple ethnic group.

(e) another ethnicity

25 (1.8%) of employees identified themselves as another ethnicity.

269 employees did not provide or consent to disclosure of their diversity information.

As of 28th February 2015 the Department had a total Black and Minority Ethnic rate of 20% which is higher than the current Civil Service rate of 10% for 2014. The Department’s declaration rate of 84% as of 28th February 2015 is also higher than the current Civil Service declaration rate of 79%.*

*Civil Service Black and Minority Ethnic rates taken from 2014 Office of National Statistics statistical bulletin.

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