Date lodged: 26 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of its employees by (a) nationality, (b) age and (c) gender.
Answered by: Derek Mackay 7 March 2019
A breakdown of employee age and gender is regularly provided in our workforce information publication which is available here https://www.gov.scot/publications/workforce-information/ .
We are unable to provide a breakdown of employee nationality as this information is not held. While nationality is collected to satisfy Civil Service nationality rules regarding eligibility for employment https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules
it is subsequently destroyed in line with Data Protection Legislation as it is no longer required.