The Representation of Sexual Orientation and Religion and Belief across the Council’s Workforce for 2018-19

The information on this page shows the representation of sexual orientation and religion and belief within the Council’s workforce.

Sexual orientation distribution within the Council’s workforce:

  • Gay man: 1.60%
  • Lesbian: 0.80%
  • Bi-sexual: 0.52%
  • Heterosexual: 77.38%
  • Prefer not to comment: 6.70%
  • Declined to specify: 13.00%
Sexual orientation distribution across different grades
Sexual Orientation National Minimum Wage and Trainees Administrative and Officer grades and equivalent Senior Officer grades and equivalent Principal Officers Heads of Service Directors
Heterosexual 1.86% 48.87% 21.60% 5.92% * *
Gay Man 0.00% 1.06% 0.26% 0.00%  * *
Lesbian 0.00% 0.26% 0.00% 0.26% * *
Bi-sexual 0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 0.00% * *
Undecided 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%     * *
Not stated 0.00% 4.78% 4.52% 1.60%  * *
Sexual orientation distribution across full and part time staff
Sexual Orientation Full Time Part Time
Heterosexual 59.57% 19.94%
Gay Man 1.60% 0.00%
Lesbian 0.80% 0.00%
Bi-sexual 0.53% 0.00%
Prefer not to comment 4.79% 1.86%
Not stated 7.98% 2.93%

Religion or belief distribution within the Council’s workforce:

  • Church of England: 32.90%
  • Christian – Roman Catholic: 7.50%
  • Christian – Protestant: 2.60%
  • Other Christian: 2.30%
  • Muslim/Islam: 0.80%
  • Buddhism: 0.2%
  • No religion or belief: 27.70%
  • Other belief: 0.60%
  • Prefer not to comment: 6.20%
  • Declined to specify: 14.60%
  • Agnostic: 1.80%
  • Atheist: 3.0%
Religion or belief distribution across different grades
Religion or Belief National Minimum Wage and Trainees Administrative and Officer grades and equivalent Senior Officer grades and equivalent Principal Officers Heads of Service Directors
Christian – Catholic 0.26% 4.52% 1.86% 0.52% 0.26% *
Christian – Church of England 0.00% 20.60% 7.48% 4.25% 0.52% *
Christian – Protestant 0.00% 2.12% 0.52% 0.00% 0.00% *
Christian – Other 0.00% 2.12% 0.00% 0.00% 0.26% *
Muslim/Islam 0.00% 0.26% 0.52% 0.00% 0.00% *
No religion or belief 0.26% 17.85% 8.26% 1.06% 0.26% *
Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.52% 0.00% 0.00% *
Prefer not to comment 0.00% 2.39% 1.59% 1.32% 0.26% *
Not stated 1.32% 5.60% 5.32% 2.12% 0.26% *
Agnostic 0.00% 0.26% 1.59% 0.00% 0.00% *
Atheist 0.00% 1.59% 1.32% 0.00% 0.00% *
Religion or belief distribution across full and part time staff
Religion or Belief Full Time Part Time
Christian – Catholic 5.58% 1.86%
Christian – Church of England 23.95% 9.05%
Christian – Protestant 1.60% 1.06%
Christian – Other 2.12% 0.26%
Muslim/Islam 0.53% 0.26%
No religion or belief 2.155% 6.12%
Other belief 0.26% 0.26%
Prefer not to comment 5.32% 0.80%
Not stated 10.65% 3.99%
Agnostic 1.60% 0.26%
Atheist 2.12% 0.80%