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S5W-19666: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 30 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people applied to be on Social Security Scotland's Executive Advisory Body, and how many had a protected characteristic, broken down by characteristic.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 13 November 2018

Social Security Scotland received 41 applications for positions on its Executive Advisory Body. The following tables reflect what candidates have declared in our Equalities Monitoring forms in relation to protected characteristics.

Please note that counts of less than 5 have been suppressed and shown as * to prevent the possible disclosure of information about individuals. Secondary data suppression has also been necessary to prevent the calculation of the suppressed values by differencing (also shown as *)

Age Group:

16-29

30-39

40-49

50-54

55-59

60+

Prefer not to Say

0

*

8

*

12

12

1

 

Disability Statistics:

Yes

No

Unknown

16

19

6

 

Ethnic Group:

White

Ethnic Minority

Prefer not to say

*

*

1

‘White’ group includes Scottish; Other British; Irish; Gypsy/Traveller; Polish; Other White.

‘Ethnic Minority’ group includes Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Groups; Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British; African, Caribbean or Black; Other Ethnic Group.

 

Religion :

None

Christian

Other

Prefer not to say

Unknown

17

17

*

1

*

‘Christian’ includes Church of Scotland; Roman Catholic; Other Christian.

‘Other’ includes Muslim; Buddhist; Sikh; Jewish; Hindu; Another religion.

 

Gender Statistics:

Female

Male

Prefer not to say

20

20

1

 

Sexual Orientation:

LGBTI

Heterosexual

Prefer not to say

Unknown

*

36

*

*