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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18455: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of staff in higher education establishments in each of the last five years have been registered disabled.

Answered by: Richard Lochhead 25 September 2018

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects, processes and publishes data about Higher Education delivered at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK, including statistics on university staff.

HESA does not hold the requested information on registered disabled members of staff.

The following table shows the percentage of staff self-declaring disabilities at Scottish HEIs since 2012-13. Numbers may not exactly add to 100% due to rounding.

Percentage of staff at Scottish HEIs with disabilities

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

No known disability

92%

92%

93%

93%

94%

Some form of disability

3%

3%

3%

3%

4%

Information refused

5%

5%

4%

4%

3%

Total Staff

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Source: HESA Staffing data, Scottish Government analysis

These numbers exclude staff on atypical contracts.