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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Islam

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported ethnicity of those staff was; and how many of those staff were employed at each grade.

Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Minister of State (Cabinet Office), Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)

As of 30 September 2019, 79 of the Department's employees identified themselves as Muslim and of Islamic faith

Table one illustrates the ethnic background of staff who have declared their religion as Muslim using the Department's employee self-service system. The overall declaration rate for religious identity was 66.4 per cent as of 30th September 2019. Staff who choose not to disclose their religion or are yet to review their diversity information are not included in the overall declaration rate.

Table 1 - Ethnicity


Ethnic Minority




Not Known


Grand Total


Table two illustrates those who identify as Muslim by Civil Service equivalent grade. Numbers of five or less have been hidden and replaced with ‘**’ in the interest of compliance with data protection legislation.



Administrative Officers


Executive Officers


Higher Executive Officers


Senior Executive Officers


Grade 7


Grade 6


Senior Civil Service


Grand Total


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