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Summary

  • Portsmouth City Council employs a good spread of people from across the age groups
  • The age profile of staff has remained fairly consistent with only small fluctuations, the most notable being a shift in 2021 and 2022 from fewer staff being aged 45-49 and more being aged 65+ (around 2%)
  • Employees aged <25 and 65+ are most likely to be working in lower pay bands (1-5)
  • Almost 40% of staff aged 35-44 work in bands 9 and above compared to less than 20% of those aged under 30 or 65+
  • Over a third of staff in Regeneration, Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services, Portsmouth International Port and Adult Services are aged 55+
  • Children, Families and Education and Corporate Services have the youngest profile of staff; around a quarter are aged under 35

Employees by age

Base: Dec 2019 (3,638) | 2020 (3,713) | 2021 (3,884) | 2022 (3,797)

This chart shows:
In 2019, 5% of employees were under the age of 25, in 2020 this was 5%, in 2021 this was 4%, and in 2022 4% of employees are under the age of 25
In 2019, 6% of employees were aged 25-29, in 2020 this was 7%, in 2021 this was 7%, and in 2022 7% of employees are aged 25-29
In 2019, 10% of employees were aged 30-34, in 2020 this was 9%, in 2021 this was 9%, and in 2022 9% of employees are also aged 30-34
In 2019, 11% of employees were aged 35-39, in 2020 this was 11%, in 2021 this was 10%, and in 2022 11% of employees are aged 35-39
In 2019, 10% of employees were aged 40-44, in 2020 this was 11%, in 2021 this was 12%, and in 2022 12% of employees are also aged 40-44
In 2019, 13% of employees were aged 45-49, in 2020 this was 12%, in 2021 this was 10%, and in 2022 10% of employees are also aged 45-49
In 2019, 15% of employees were aged 50-54, in 2020 this was 14%, in 2021 this was 15%, and in 2022 15% of employees are also aged 50-54
In 2019, 16% of employees were aged 55-59, in 2020 this was 16%, in 2021 this was 16%, and in 2022 16% of employees are also aged 55-59
In 2019, 10% of employees were aged 60-64, in 2020 this was 11%, in 2021 this was 12%, and in 2022 11% of employees are aged 60-64
In 2019, 4% of employees were aged 65+, in 2020 this was 3%, in 2021 this was 6%, and in 2022 5% of employees are aged 65+

Employee age by pay band

Base: (Dec 2022) | >25 (147) | 25-29 (280) | 30-34 (325) | 35-39 (407) | 40-44 (454) | 45-49 (388) | 50-54 (571) | 55-59 (590) | 60-64 (433) | 65+ (201)

This chart shows that for 2022:
Of employees aged under 25 years, 52% belong to pay band 1-5, 44% belong to band 6-8, and 4% belong to band 9-11
Of employees aged 25-29 years, 35% belong to pay band 1-5, 52% belong to band 6-8, 13% belong to band 9-11, and 1% belong to band 12-14
Of employees aged 30-34 years, 27% belong to pay band 1-5, 38% belong to band 6-8, 28% belong to band 9-11, 7% belong to band 12-14, and less than 1% belong to band 15-17
Of employees aged 35-39 years, 23% belong to pay band 1-5, 39% belong to band 6-8, 36% belong to band 9-11, 111% belong to band 12-14, 1% belong to band 15-17, and less than 1% belong to band 18-20
Of employees aged 40-44 years, 23% belong to pay band 1-5, 38% belong to band 6-8, 26% belong to band 9-11, 11% belong to band 12-14, and 2% belong to band 15-17
Of employees aged 45-49 years, 29% belong to pay band 1-5, 37% belong to band 6-8, 22% belong to band 9-11, 10% belong to band 12-14, 2% belong to band 15-17, and less than 1% belong to band 18-20
Of employees aged 50-54 years, 34% belong to pay band 1-5, 31% belong to band 6-8, 19% belong to band 9-11, 12% belong to band 12-14, 2% belong to band 15-17, and 1% belong to band 18-20
Of employees aged 55-59 years, 38% belong to pay band 1-5, 30% belong to band 6-8, 19% belong to band 9-11, 10% belong to band 12-14, 3% belong to band 15-17, and less than 1% belong to band 18-20
Of employees aged 60-64 years, 48% belong to pay band 1-5, 30% belong band 6-8, 11% belong to band 9-11, 9% belong to band 12-14, less than 1% belong to band 15-17, and less than 1% belong to band 18-20
Of employees aged 65+ years, 64% belong to pay band 1-5, 19% belong to band 6-8, 10% belong to band 9-11, 5% belong to band 12-14, and 1% belong to band 15-17

Employees age by directorate

Base: Dec 2022 | PH (47) | CFE (678) | CS (337) | Exec (34) | FR (308) | HNBS (924) | AS (639) | PIP (87) | CLRS (297) | Regen (446)

This chart shows that for 2022:
Of employees under the Public Health directorate, 9% are under 25 years old, 11% are 25-29 years old, 2% are 30-34 years old, 15% are 35-39 years old, 21% are 40-44 years old, 17% are 45-49 years old, 13% are 50-54 years old, 9% are 55-59 years old, 2% are 60-64 years old, and 2% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Children Families and Education directorate, 4% are under 25 years old, 10% are 25-29 years old, 10% are 30-34 years old, 13% are 35-39 years old, 14% are 40-44 years old, 10% are 45-49 years old, 14% are 50-54 years old, 15% are 55-59 years old, 8% are 60-64 years old, and 2% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Corporate Services directorate, 5% are under 25 years old, 9% are 25-29 years old, 11% are 30-34 years old, 13% are 35-39 years old, 9% are 40-44 years old, 13% are 45-49 years old, 16% are 50-54 years old, 13% are 55-59 years old, 9% are 60-64 years old, and 1% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Executive directorate, 3% are under 25 years old, 9% are 25-29 years old, 6% are 30-34 years old, 12% are 35-39 years old, 21% are 40-44 years old, 15% are 45-49 years old, 12% are 50-54 years old, 12% are 55-59 years old, and 12% are 60-64 years old
Of employees under the Finance and Resources directorate, 5% are under 25 years old, 6% are 25-29 years old, 7% are 30-34 years old, 9% are 35-39 years old, 16% are 40-44 years old, 11% are 45-49 years old, 18% are 50-54 years old, 17% are 55-59 years old, 8% are 60-64 years old, and 4% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services directorate, 5% are under 25 years old, 7% are 25-29 years old, 9% are 30-34 years old, 10% are 35-39 years old, 12% are 40-44 years old, 9% are 45-49 years old, 15% are 50-54 years old, 14% are 55-59 years old, 13% are 60-64 years old, and 6% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Adult Services directorate, 1% are under 25 years old, 5% are 25-29 years old, 10% are 30-34 years old, 10% are 35-39 years old, 12% are 40-44 years old, 11% are 45-49 years old, 15% are 50-54 years old, 20% are 55-59 years old, 13% are 60-64 years old, and 5% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Portsmouth International Port directorate, 1% are under 25 years old, 8% are 25-29 years old, 10% are 30-34 years old, 16% are 35-39 years old, 9% are 40-44 years old, 7% are 45-49 years old, 11% are 50-54 years old, 13% are 55-59 years old, 20% are 60-64 years old, and 5% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Culture Leisure and Regulatory Services directorate, 5% are under 25 years old, 7% are 25-29 years old, 5% are 30-34 years old, 9% are 35-39 years old, 10% are 40-44 years old, 10% are 45-49 years old, 14% are 50-54 years old, 18% are 55-59 years old, 12% are 60-64 years old, and 9% are 65+ years old
Of employees under the Regeneration directorate, 4% are under 25 years old, 9% are 25-29 years old, 7% are 30-34 years old, 8% are 35-39 years old, 7% are 40-44 years old, 8% are 45-49 years old, 17% are 50-54 years old, 15% are 55-59 years old, 13% are 60-64 years old, and 12% are 65+ years old