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Staff ethnicity/religion - 425/18

Date Responded 10 May 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

Could you please provide me with the following information, giving your most recent figures for each of the years 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 

1. RELIGION

No religion                                                      

Buddhist                                                                                 

Christian                                                         

Hindu                                                  

Jewish                                                

Muslim                                                           

Sikh                                                    

Spiritual                                                          

Any other religion or belief                                                     

Unknown                                                                                                           

2. ETHNICITY

White                                                  

White and Black Caribbean                                                   

White and Black African                                                        

White and Asian                                                         

Any other Mixed/Multiple ethnic background, please describe                                             

Asian/Asian British                                                     

Indian                                                 

Pakistani                                                        

Bangladeshi                                                   

Chinese                                                          

Other Background                                                     

Black/ African/Caribbean/Black British                                             

African                                                           

Caribbean                                                      

Any other Black/African/Caribbean background                              

Other ethnic group                                                                                   

3.                                            

Total number of officers                                                        

Total support staff                                                      

Total PCSOs   

4.                                                        

Total BAME officers                                                  

Total BAME support staff                                                      

Total BAME PCSOs           

5.                                                        

Total Muslim officers                                                 

Total Muslim support staff                                                     

Total Muslim PCSOs                                              

6.POSITIVE ACTION CO-ORDINATORS [total]                                                                             

Please include name of PAC, and a brief description (including its aim). [Aim: for example, increasing staff diversity, increasing inter community trust, improving staff awareness/ knowledge of BAME cultures and needs, enabling community consultations, etc]. 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Human Resources Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

1.

Religion

31-Mar-16

31-Mar-17

31-Mar-18

Buddhist

8

7

7

Christian

641

585

540

Declined

3860

3653

3445

Hindu

1

1

1

Jewish

1

1

0

Muslim

3

3

3

None

261

241

225

Other

25

25

24

Sikh

1

1

1

Unknown

376

594

799

Grand Total

5177

5111

5045

2.

Ethnic Code

31-Mar-16

31-Mar-17

31-Mar-18

A1 : Indian

8

9

8

A2 : Pakistani

5

6

6

A3 : Bangladeshi

3

3

3

A9 : Any Other Asian Background

5

5

5

B1 : Caribbean

2

2

1

B2 : African

2

2

2

B9 : Any Other Black Background

3

3

3

M1 : White and Black Caribbean

4

3

3

M2 : White and Black African

6

6

6

M3 : White and Asian

13

15

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M9 : Any Other Mixed Background

14

14

14

Not Stated

186

190

315

O1 : Chinese

2

1

2

O9 : Any Other Ethnic Group

7

7

6

W1 : British

4844

4777

4595

W2 : Irish

22

20

18

W9 : Any Other White Background

51

48

44

Grand Total

5177

5111

5045

3.

Person Type

31-Mar-16

31-Mar-17

31-Mar-18

Police Officer

3335.89

3288.58

3174.21

Police Community Support Officer

195.53

162.62

173.09

Police Staff

1432.07

1449.32

1482.43

Grand Total

4963.49

4900.52

4829.73

4.

Person Type - BAME Officers

31-Mar-16

31-Mar-17

31-Mar-18

Police Officers

54.14

56.13

53.22

Police Community Support Officer

5

4.65

5

Police Staff

11.41

11.56

10.7

Grand Total

70.55

72.34

68.92

5. Northumbria Police are unable to breakdown the figures below into person type (ie: Officers, support staff and PCSO) as this is a protected characteristic and we are only able to report on overall figures. 

Ethnicity

31-Mar-16

31-Mar-17

31-Mar-18

Muslim

3

3

3

6. Northumbria Police have an Equality and Diversity Adviser who provides advice and guidance to management, officers and staff across a range of equality and diversity areas to enable the workforce to become more representative and knowledgeable of the communities we serve. 

Northumbria Police’s equality objectives are to create an inclusive environment led by an Assistant Chief Constable and are devolved across the organisation through the staff associations and our Community Engagement Officer role. 

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